Eagle boys fall 2-1
NEW ULM — Mound-Westonka killed all five New Ulm power plays Saturday afternoon as the Whitehawks topped New Ulm 2-1 at the New Ulm Civic Center in a nonconference boys’ hockey game.
Carter Hansen and Michael Doshan scored goals for Mound-Westonka.
Glavine Schugel scored the lone goal for the Eagles with Kyle Tauer and Josh Seidl each adding an assist.
New Ulm goalie Jack Raymond stopped 17 of 19 Whitehawks’ shots with Westonka goalie Noah Coley stopping 21 of 22 Eagles’ shots.
“The bottom line is we have to start putting pucks in the back of the net,” New Ulm head coach Ryan Neuman said. “We played well today — we made some minor mistakes in the beginning. I felt that we got better at getting pucks off of the boards and not running in our defensive zone. We took it to them but we have to generate some offense.”
The Whitehawks took a 1-0 lead early at the 3:56 mark of the first period when Hansen beat Raymond.
“They got a little tip there — it was a minor breakdown — it was a shot from the point,” Neuman said. “We have to get in that lane and not let that shot get through to get a chance to get tipped.”
Mound-Westonka increased that lead to 2-0 at the 7:17 mark of the second period when Doshan scored on an odd-man rush, taking a pretty pass from Trent Bowe for the eventual game-winning goal,
“You do not want to give up any odd-man rushes but both teams did,” Neuman said. “But when you are attacking offensively it happens sometimes.”
Schugel’s goal at the 15:44 mark of the second period pulled New Ulm to within one. But the Eagles could not solve Coley even as they outshot the Whitehawks 6-2 in the final period.
“We need to score on the power play,” Neuman said. “We need to start capitalizing on them. When we practice next week we will stress that.”