Spuds defeat Greenway Titans in boys hockey
December 27, 2019
Moorhead High’s Cade Moilanen celebrates the scoring of his first varsity goal in the boys hockey game against Greenway at the Moorhead Sports Center on Dec. 20.
In a game that saw Moorhead’s depth players making plays, the Spuds defeated the Titans 4-2. Backup goalie Will Kunka got his career start and first win, holding Greenway to just two points, while making 24 saves.
In the first period, Moilanen scored on a power-play. Cullen Gess fed the puck to Carter Johnson, who pulled the goalie to the side, then sent the puck across the goalie’s face to Moilanen who had a wide-open shot. Caden Triggs scored his ninth goal of the season late in the first period with assists going to Moilanen and Johnson.
Luke Gramer, assisted by Triggs, popped one in early in the second period to put the Spuds up by two, but the Titans scored again at about the 12 and a half mark, leaving Moorhead up by one goal.
There was no scoring for most of the third period, but then Triggs forced a kick save by the goalie forcing the Titan out of position, and sent the rebound into Gess’s stick for an open net score with just under three minutes remaining in the game. It was Gess’s 10th goal of the season. The win puts Moorhead at 6-2-1.
Moorhead will play Rogers at 6 p.m. Jan. 2 in the first of two games at the Moorhead Sports Center. The girls hockey team plays at 7 p.m. in the north rink.
Photo: Bill Grover