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Prep report: Blue Devils knock off Grand Rapids in boys hockey

Superior’s Corey Sanders (31) shoots over Esko’s Eric Rish (31) in the second half of the Eskomos victory in Superior on Tuesday evening. (Jed Carlson/

Jake Seitz, Nathan Zadnikar, Caleb Bialke and Cody Herrmann scored goals as Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl erupted for four unanswered goals in the second period to beat Grand Rapids 4-2 in high school boys hockey action Tuesday night in Virginia.

Seitz and Bialke finished with a goal and assist, and Josh Berlin had 16 saves to lead the Blue Devils (3-1).

After VMIB raced to a 4-0 lead, the Thunderhawks (0-3) scored goals from Anthony DelGreco and Brandon Goehring but could get no closer. Gabe Holum stopped 26 shots for Grand Rapids.

Duluth Marshall 2,

Forest Lake 1

Levi Stauber’s goal at 5:31 in the third period proved to be the game-winner and Cam Brandt stopped 19 shots as the visiting Hilltoppers (5-0) stayed unbeaten with the nonconference win.

Superior 4,

Chippewa Falls 1

Max Curtis had a goal and two assists to lead the Spartans to the nonconference road victory.


Proctor-Hermantown 2,

Duluth 0

Megan Madill scored a pair of goals and Samantha Lewis had a 17-save shutout to lead the Mirage to the Lake Superior Conference victory at Hermantown.

Sarah Spencer stopped 33 shots for the Northern Stars.

Hibbing-Chisholm 4,

International Falls 4

The Bluejackets’ Sydney Haben forced overtime with a goal at 5:52 in the third period to make it 4-4, and that’s how it stayed as the goalies combined on 48 stops.

Amber Tilander had two goals to lead the Broncos (2-2-1), while Emma Lundell had two goals to lead the Bluejackets (5-4-1).


Proctor 72, Hermantown 62

John Pioro had three 3-pointers and 25 points as the host Rails won their season opener.

Noah Soumis was one of four players to score in double figures for the Hawks (0-3).


Hermantown 66,

Proctor 59

Taylor Vold had 19 points and Maddy Foster added 18 as the Hawks (3-1) overcame a 32-26 halftime deficit by outscoring the Rails 40-27 in the second half.

Morgan Nylund had 17 points and Sam Pogatchnik and Sam Parendo chipped in 16 points apiece for Proctor (1-1), which was 14-for-25 at the free-throw line.