Edina Avenges Loss to Minnetonka

MINNETONKA – For the second time this year, Edina faced off against rival Minnetonka. After a 6-0 Skippers victory just weeks ago, the Hornets were looking to avenge the loss. They did just that with a close 3-2 victory at Minnetonka.

Always a tough time in AA, Edina was overwhelmed by the high-powered Skippers earlier this season. Thursday has a different result for the Hornets. Despite two beautiful chances by Minnetonka's Vinni Lettieri, the score after the first was tied 0-0.

The Skippers hard work led to the first goal of the game in the first two minutes of the second period when Sam Rothstein went upstairs and found the back of the net. Six minutes later, Edina freshman star Dylan Malmquist scored a goal with the assists going to Connor Hurley and Parker Reno.

Louie Nanne took the lead for the Hornets at 14:26 on an assist from his brother, Tyler Nanne. Just two minutes later, the Skippers tied the score when Charlie Huminski scored on a tipped shot. After an action-packed second period, the teams were knotted at 2-2 going into the final frame.

Late in the third period, Edina regained the lead when Andy Jordahl picked up a deflected puck and slammed it home at 15:40. Malmquist and Nick Leer assisted on the eventual game-winner.

Player of the game: Dylan Malmquist was one of the most explosive players on the ice on Thursday, tallying one goal and one assist.

Stat of the game: The Skippers dominated Edina in shots on net, outshooting the Hornets 39-24. Edina weathered the storm and came away with the victory.

What we learned: Just a freshman, Dylan Malmquist proved that he is one of the top underclassmen in the state. If he can keep up this type of production he can turn into a dominant player for the Hornets as he progresses.

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