The Forest Lake Capitals went undefeated in the St. Francis Jamboree this weekend! They defeated Centennial, North Branch, and St. Francis and only allowed 6 goals against them all weekend! They all played Amazing as a team! Way to go Capitals!!!!
Forest Lake Squirt B1 participated in the Squirt International tournament in Fargo this past weekend. That tournament consisted of 80 teams and 1200 squirts!
Game 1 was against Sioux Falls Squirt B1 Blue and the Rangers had a hard time finding their groove and lost with a score of (5-2).
Game 2 was against Thief River falls Blue and for this one the Rangers were on fire and won that game with a final score of 11-0. Great job goalies on that shut out! This now put us in bracket #3 the Diamond bracket.
Game 3 they faced Moorehead Black and once again proved that they had the determination and defense ending that game with a win and final score of 5-0.
Game 4 was against the hometown Fargo Freeze Navy and after a tough battle it ended with a score of 2-2 going into overtime still resulting in a tie so it was shoot out time! Wyatt Wenzel was in the net and only let 1 of their 5 in! Hunter Longen and Nile Lasczcak both scored bringing the Rangers into the Championship!
Game 5 the CHAMPIONSHIP! Forest Lake vs. the Las Vegas Jr. Golden Knights. That game was the perfect match and ended with a score of 4-4 once again meaning overtime! The Las Vegas Golden Knights were the 1st to score so the Rangers came in 2nd! Final score 5-4, OT. Great hockey with great sportsmanship all weekend. Way to go Rangers!!!!
The 10U B Maroon team takes the Championship at the Cupid Classic Tournament in Bloomington Jan 23-27 in a shoot out!
The team started off the tournament with a late 8:30pm game Thursday night against Wayzata. FL girls came out strong scoring 2 goals in the first period. 3 more were added on in the second, putting them in to running time for the remainder of the game and adding 2 more goals in the third for a 7-0 victory. Goals were scored by Thompson (2), Roche, Halweg, Wiltzius, Borene and Poferl with assists going to Tuma, Weinert, and Borene. Wiltzius received the Player of the Game honors.
The Rangers took on tough competitor in Cottage Grove 10U Green Friday night. The score was 0-0 after the first period with both goaltenders stopping multiple shots. The Rangers opened up the scoring in the 2nd period with a goal by Thompson. CG tied it up near the end of the 2nd period and pulled ahead in the 3rd. CG added an empty netter to secure the win. Thompson received Player of the Game honors.
Coming in to Saturday the Rangers knew that they needed a win and had to keep Eden Prairie to less than 2 goals to capture the wild card seed and make it into the championship bracket on Sunday. The game started out much slower than anticipated and had the FL fans a little nervous. After 1 period the score was 1-1 and 2-1 at the end of the second period. The Rangers kicked it in full gear scoring 5 goals in the third period and not allowing any others by EP to secure the wild card position. Goals by Borene, Thompson (3), Goar, Halweg, Tuma with assists to Thompson, Tuma, Roche, and Wiltzius. Goalie Peek picked up the Player of the Game honor for this game.
Sunday brought an early 8:00am game against the top seed from pool A, Farmington. The Farmington team had only allowed 1 goal for the weekend thus far, but this didn't worry the 10U Maroon Rangers! Once again the Rangers opened up the scoring in the 1st by Thompson, assist by Borene. Farmington answered back late in the 1st and then Tuma, assist by Wiltzius, added another goal for FL to end the 1st period. Thompson added 2 more goals in the 2nd for her 2nd hat trick in as many games! Farmington added 2 more goals in the 3rd, but the Rangers were able to hang on for a 4-3 victory putting them in to the Championship game!
The championship face off would be at 3:00pm vs Delano. Delano was another tough team and kept the Rangers on their toes. Delano was on the board first in a tight 1st period. Thompson, assists to Wiltzius and Tuma, put the Rangers on the board with 24 seconds left in the 1st. Thompson added another for the Rangers in the 2nd with Delano answering back and adding a third to end the 2nd with a 3-2 lead over our Rangers. The 3rd period was a nail biter with both teams giving their all. Poferl, assist to Thompson, scored to tie the game with just under 2 1/2 mins remaining in the game. This game was going to OT! OT ended with the game still tied and the Rangers were headed to their first shoot out of the season! Halweg would shoot first for the Rangers, no goal. Peek in net stopped the first shot from Delano. Wiltzius was up next for the Rangers, no goal. Peek again stopped the Delano shot. Thompson was up next and was able to get one past the goalie for the lead. Delano's final skater was up and goalie Peek had an awesome blocker save to end the game and the Rangers WIN!!!
The girls played an excellent tournament and came back to take the Championship from the wild card seed. Congratulations to the 10U B Maroon players, coaches, parents and fans!
Squirt B2 Maroon Claims Consolation at Silver Bay!
The first game against Superior was back and forth the whole game. Maroon battled throughout, but lost 4-3 in TRIPLE overtime.
The next game they won 8-1 against Thunder Bay to bring them to the consolation championship game.
The final game was a concise 11-0 win for the Rangers over host Silver Bay. Goalies Mitch Waataja and Gage Winkler teamed up for the shutout!
Much like the rest of the season every skater contributed to the success of this team throughout the weekend!
Congratulations to the Squirt B2 Maroon!
Forest Lake Squirt C Maroon claimed the Consolation trophy in the Ranger Classic last weekend.
Squirt C Maroon started the weekend with a 9:30am game on Saturday against Farmington Squirt C Black. The Rangers played a good game but being down two skaters already and losing a third during the game they lost 7-2, putting them in the Consolation bracket.
They spent the afternoon with their families at a team "training" session hosted by the Haasl Family by brushing up on their skills and taking tips from the pros of NHL '19 and were ready to go for the second game that evening.
Squirt C Maroon faced Northern Edge for the 5:45pm game. Well rested and leveled-up they came out strong, giving Goalie Carter Ferngren a shutout and a 9-0 win.
The final game was against a strong Woodbury team. The Rangers came out on top by a score of 7-2 to claim the Consolation trophy!
Congratulations to Squirt C Maroon!
Game 1 Maroon played Watertown and every player had a part in that win with either a goal or an assist game ending with a win 13 to 1.
Game 2 against the hometown Willmar went just like their first game with all players taking a roll in their win with the final score being 12 to 2
Game 3 was against Redwood with Lucas Kiel scoring 4 goals with one of them being a penalty shot. Braydon Lenahan scored the fifth goal ending the game in a win 5 to 1. Assists that game by Landon Rogala, Brayson Vetsch, Braydon Lenahan and Andrew Tatro.
The boys showed up to play in the championship game on Sunday against Princeton. Going with the streak of the weekend all boys took a part in the win with Blake Siverhus getting a hat trick, Lucas Kiel scoring 4 also Mason Schwartz scoring 1 and Landon Rogala scoring 1. Braydon Johnson earned his play maker assisting 3 along with assists from Brayson Vetsch, 2 from Braydon Lenahan, Landon Rogala, Niko Daley, mixed with some great saves by goalie Charlie Schlichtmann and the game ended in a win 9 to 2 taking the trophy home!
Way to go Peewee B2 Maroon!!!!!
Friday we headed to Rochester for a 6:45pm vs Redwing 10U B. We pulled off a 12-0 win with #88 Annamarais Studier having a Hat Trick 4 minutes into the game.
Saturday at 7am we faced Marshall 10U B. We pulled off a 10-2 win. #25 Hailey Kensy got her 1st career penalty for an Interference.
Saturday at 4:30pm we faced the home team Rochester 10U B. #92 Alivia Haley and #24 Samantha Scott both got hat tricks and we pulled off a 7-1 win.
Sunday at 8:30am the girls faced the other home team Rochester 10U B Red. What a game!!
The Rochester Red team started things off with the first goal. Rangers fired back and then took the lead. This game had the most penalties called in a game that I’ve experienced so far. At one point we had 2 girls in the penalty box. Both teams fought hard - when Rochester would tie things up, the Rangers would fireback to continue the lead. In the last minute and a half the hometown team advantage showed up and Rochester got the one last goal they needed to take the championship title. Our girls played their hearts out and came home with 2nd place trophies
It was quite the battle in front of a raucous crowd in the Championship game on Sunday, but the Squirt B2 Maroon team fell 3-4 against Bloomington Kennedy’s top Squirt team. The Rangers took the lead in the first period with a goal by Chase Swenson. With 15 seconds left in the 2nd period, the Rangers went up 2-1 when Derrick "Boomer" Loomis blasted a laser shot in from the point (assist by Nate Acker). Bloomington Kennedy scored two quick goals in the final seconds of the 2ndperiod, taking the lead 3-2. In the final period Josh Holzschuh deked out the BK goalie for a goal with the assist coming on a beautiful feed from Brady Turnbull to tie up with 8 minutes remaining in the game. Forest Lake out shot Bloomington Kennedy 20-12, but it wasn’t enough to take home the win. BK scored a goal with 3 minutes remaining in the game and the Rangers weren’t able to match it. The boys played with a ton of heart and stepped up their compete level to make it a great game!
In the tourney opener, the Rangers faced Chisago Lakes. It was a tight match up with the Rangers winning 3-1.
Goals were scored by Evan Rychley (2) both assisted by Cade Crep and the other goal came from Connor LeBlanc, assisted by Rychley.
The Rangers were able to walk away with game 2 against Spring Lake Park, winning 10-1. They outshot their opponent 25-8. It was quite the team effort with several notables: goals by Elliot Schaefer (2), Josh Holzshuh (2), Chase Swenson (2) Connor Le Blanc, Jack Pavlas, Evan Rychley, Derrick Loomis. Brady Turnbull earned his Playmaker patch with 4 assists. Other assists came from Rychley (2), Kellen Melberg (2), and one a piece from Swenson, Pavlas, LeBlanc, Crep, Acker.
Throughout the weekend’s games the goaltending duo of Mitch Waataja and Gage Winkler held true to their outstanding form and the goalies were both paramount to the 2nd place finish for the Rangers!
The B2 Squirt Maroon would like to extend a thank you to all those who volunteered (including the Bantam AA players!) to make this tournament a success. We know many of you worked this tournament without even needing DIBS hours and we appreciate the effort.
PeeWee B2 White are Champions of the Fergus Falls B2 Tournament. The most exciting game of their tournament run was Saturday night vs Winnipeg. The game ended in a 6-6 tie and was still tied after a five minute sudden death overtime. After a 12 round shoot-out, the Rangers were victorious!!! The victory sent them to the Championship Game on Sunday where the Rangers beat Fergus Falls to become Tournament Champions. Great Job Team.