State Hockey: Minnetonka Wins Thriller, Heads To Championship

Will the Minnetonka girls repeat their 2011 state title?

The girls hockey team proved Friday night that they can do amazing things.

The top-seeded Minnetonka team is moving onto the State Class AA Championship game Saturday against No. 2 Roseville. Minnetonka struggled to beat Lakeville North in Friday night's semifinal game, but they prevailed with a 2-1 win in overtime.

After two scoreless periods with only 3:57 left to play in the third, Lakeville North's Riley Tousignant put the first puck in the net.

Minnetonka tied the game 1-1 with 20 seconds left on a goal by Sidney Morin.

Then, with 1:39 left in the first overtime, Amy Petersen knocked in the puck for a Minnetonka win.

The championship game begins at 7 p.m. on the ice at the Xcel Energy Center.

The Roseville High School team defeated Edina 4-1 in the first semifinal game of the evening.

The first period was a defensive battle between the two teams. But the Raiders scored two goals near the end of the second period, building what would prove to be an insurmountable lead. Roseville scored two more goals in the final period, one an empty netter with less than a minute left to play in the contest.

Roseville is no stranger to girls hockey state championships. The school also has claimed tournament titles in 1996, 1999 and 2010.

See the tournament bracket here.


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