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Richfield Boys Win, Girls Tie On Hockey Rink

Spartans boys move to 2-0, girls earn point versus Orioles.

The was abuzz with hockey activity on Saturday as both the Spartans boys and girls varsity teams hosted back-to-back non-conference matchups.

Richfield Boys Get Big Win

It was a productive day for the Richfield boys, who on the season with a 6-1 defeat of St. Paul Academy/Mounds Park Academy in their home opener.

Spartans forward Grant Bischof opened the scoring at 6:23 of the first period before forward Tyler Martinez boosted Richfield's advantage to 2-0 with another goal at 14:07.

The game was on in the second period as forward Tim Harris scored at 5:59, followed by another Martinez score at 8:20 and a third goal coming from forward Jon Hauri at 15:16 to give Richfield a 5-0 lead heading into the third period.

St. Paul Academy/Mounds Park Academy avoided a shutout with a goal at 10:16, but Richfield forward Mick Dhein recorded the last goal of the game at 11:05 to bring the score to its eventual 6-1 count.

Spartans goaltender Jon McGinness made 13 saves in the game to earn his second victory of the year.

Next up for Richfield is a trip to the State Fairgrounds Coliseum on Tuesday to take on St. Paul Como Park at 8 p.m.

Spartan Girls Claim Second Tie of the Season

A sleepy 2-1 game after two periods turned into a score-fest with a five-goal final frame as the Richfield girls got their with a 4-4 result against visiting St. Louis Park.

The Orioles took a 1-0 lead in the first period and held the edge until Spartans forward Kalie Johnson scored at 14:51 to briefly even the score before St. Louis Park scored its second goal at 15:26.

Richfield found itself down 3-1 at the 3:33 mark of the third period before forwards Miranda Matuke and Holly Chapin scored at 10:08 and 10:40, repectively, to even the score at 3-3.

Johnson's second goal of the night at 14:31 gave Richfield its first lead of the night, but it would not last as the Orioles scored with just 31 seconds remaining in regulation. After a scoreless overtime, the game ended as a tie.

Richfield goaltender Rebecca Hendrickson made 34 saves in the game, while her teammates put 44 shots on the St. Louis Park net.

The Spartans improved to 0-5-2 on the year and will head to New Hope Ice Arena on Tuesday to play Cooper/Heritage/Providence at 7 p.m.

Teri Hendrickson December 06, 2010 at 04:23 PM
I am so excited to have discovered the "Patch" and appreciate your thorough and up-to-date coverage of the high school athletics.
Caitlin Burgess December 06, 2010 at 06:27 PM
Hi Teri! I am so glad you are liking Richfield Patch. We are really trying to cover as much as we can. If you have pictures of your student athlete please post them on the articles for others to see. Keep reading!

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