The Minnesota Owls junior hockey team split its weekend series with Edina and fell to Rochester during its recent action on the ice.
At the Owls’ “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” event Friday night at the Isanti Civic Center, the Edina Lakers prevailed 3-2 in the shootout. Minnesota’s Robert Erickson scored on the power play, with assists to Jerid Adamson and Kolton Kahoot. Kahoot’s short-handed goal in the second period knotted the game at 2-2, and both teams went scoreless in the third period and first overtime session. Brad Jerzewski made 29 saves for the Owls.
Minnesota paid back the host Lakers on Oct. 22 with a 3-1 victory. Nick Ernst, Taylor Bargar and Tim Prinz got the goals, and Austin Campbell earned the win in the nets with 28 saves.
On Sunday, the Twin Cities Northern Lights slipped into first place in the MNJHL by holding off the Owls 5-4. Sheldon Kihle and Prinz netted power-play goals for Minnesota, with the more scores coming from Jacob Melwitz and Erickson. Campbell stayed hot in goal with 50 saves.
The TC Northern Lights are just two points ahead of the third-place Owls in the standings, with Rochester currently sitting in second place.
Next up: The Owls host Rochester Friday, Oct. 28 (7:30 p.m.) then travel to Hudson on Saturday, Oct. 29 (7:10 p.m.). The Owls then have a two-week break before their next action.