State Hockey: Lakeville North Escapes With OT Win Over Roseau

Updated: 03/07/2014 12:26 AM
Created: 03/06/2014 3:23 PM
By: Chris Long

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After rising to the No. 1-ranking this season, Lakeville North was on the verge of an upset at the hands of Roseau until freshman Henry Enebak saved the day with his overtime game-winner.

Just over a minute into overtime, North's Tristan Haslett won a faceoff in the Roseau end to Max Johnson.  Johnson slid it to Enebak who fired a hard, low shot with a defender draped all over him.  The puck sneaked under the arm of Roseau keeper Ryan Anderson - propelling Lakeville North into the Class AA Semifinals.

Enebak's release was so quick many in the Xcel Energy Center - including several players on the Lakeville North bench - didn't know it had gone in.

Roseau had a chance of their own in the opening moments of overtime, but were unable to convert on a clean chance in front of North keeper Jake Oettinger.  Oettinger, also a freshman, wound up making 29 saves to earn the win.

Prior to Enebak's goal, the game went scoreless except for a 53-second span in the middle of the second period.

Alex Halstengard gave Roseau a 1-0 lead before North's Poehling brothers answered with Jack Poehling scoring off assists from brothers Ryan and Nick.

The win bucks am historic trend of tough results for Lakeville at the State Tournament.

Lakeville North entered the 2014 Tournament with a 2-7 all-time record at State, including play in consolation rounds.  Prior to the split into two schools, Lakeville High went 1-6 all-time at State.

Lakeville has never appeared in a State Championship game.

North will play Eden Prairie Friday in a Class AA semifinal.

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