The idea for Chaska Tuesday night was to try to, at least, keep it close with New Prague through a period of play. Mission accomplished.
However, by the end of the second, it was all Trojans.
The New Prague Boy’s hockey team coasted to a 7-2 victory over the struggling Chaska Hawks at the New Prague Community Center. The win, keeps New Prague close to the top in the Missota Conference. The loss, just adds to the struggles for Chaska.
New Prague got on the board first with what appeared to be a pretty straightforward shot from the left faceoff circle from Cody Meyer. The shot apparently crossed up Chaska Goaltender Blake Jackson as the shot went up his stick and over his left shoulder.
Jackson would later be pulled in the third after giving up his fifth goal of the night.
The Hawks would skate stride for stride with the Trojans for the rest of the period and well into the second. Towards the end though, that’s when the wheels would come off.
The two teams would trade goals until the Trojans scored a pair late to take a 4-1 lead into the third.
New Prague would add a trio of goals in the third. Including one that came on the power play after Chaska forward Dan Esping got called for a five-minute boarding penalty at the 12:02 mark.
With the win, New Prague improves to 6-3-0 in the Missota, 9-7-1 overall. Chaska falls to 0-8-0 in the Missota, 3-15-0 overall.
Next, the Trojans travel, Friday, to Cloquet to face the C-E-C Lumberjacks. The Hawks, Friday, are on the road at New Ulm.