Class AA boys hockey: Maple Grove holds off Spuds in consolation semis

Moorhead fell behind by three goals and couldn't get all the way back in the Class AA consolation semifinals on Friday.

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Moorhead boys hockey team fell into a three-goal hole and couldn't dig out, falling to Maple Grove 4-3 in the Class AA boys state hockey tournament consolation semifinals on Friday at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

The Spuds' Aaron Reierson scored at 7:34 of the first period on an assist from Colin Baumgartner to make it 1-1. But Maple Grove's Blake Steenerson scored the second of his three goals at 11:34 of the first, Jack Kernan scored at 1:21 of the second and Steenerson completed his hat trick with a goal at 12:12 for a 4-1 lead.

Moorhead's Caleb Anderson scored at 17:00 of the second on an assist from Aiden Dufault, and Reierson scored an unassisted short handed goal at 6:57 of the third.

The Spuds finished the season 19-11.

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