Tiger boys hockey racks up two victories

Senior Collin Buness recorded his second hat trick of the season in the Tigers’ win over Little Falls Jan. 4.

Senior Collin Buness recorded his second hat trick of the season in the Tigers’ win over Little Falls Jan. 4.

Princeton went 3-for-5 on the power play while defeating visiting Little Falls 8-1 in a Jan. 4 battle between the former conference partners. Collin Buness finished with the hat trick against the Flyers and added two assists for a five-point night.

Goals by A.J. Wesloh, Billy Oakes and Buness had the Tigers out to a 3-0 lead in the first period where they out-shot the Flyers 14-0. Jake Green and Ryan Bolduc scored in the second period, along with two Buness goals, as the advantage grew to 7-0. Joey Stenslie finished the night with a third-period goal for Princeton, and Max Mattson was called on for just 11 saves. Tyler McAlpine led the team with two assists.

• On Jan. 3, the Tigers received hat tricks from McAlpine and Brody Johnson in a 16-0 non-conference win over visiting Pine City-Rush City. Cam Paulson, Chase Wark and Derek Abrahamson all netted two goals against the Dragons.

Mississippi 8 Boys Hockey: Buffalo 5-0, 9-4-1; Rogers 2-0, 9-3-1; Monticello-AML 3-1, 7-5; St. Michael-Alb. 2-2, 5-6-1; Chisago Lakes 1-2, 9-6; Princeton 0-2, 5-6; St. Francis 0-3, 3-9; Cambridge-Isanti 0-3, 2-12.

Mississippi 8 Girls Hockey: Buffalo 6-0, 8-8-1; N.Wright County 3-1-1, 6-7-1; Rogers 4-2, 8-7-1; Princeton-Big Lake-Becker 2-3, 10-6; Chisago Lakes 2-4, 7-9; St. Francis-NB 1-4-1, 6-8-4; Cambridge-Isanti-Mora-Pine City 1-5, 2-14.

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