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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Friday, February 27, 2009

WAYZATA BOYS HOCKEY 2009: Trojans Advance to Section Semifinals

By Matt Thomas, Wayzata.com Sports Reporter

The Wayzata boys hockey team defeated the Robbinsdale Armstrong Falcons for the third time this season and the second time in six days in a section 6AA quarterfinal game on Thursday, Feb. 26. The 4-0 victory means the third seeded Trojans will face the second seeded Minnetonka Skippers in a semifinal game at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Bloomington Ice Garden.

The game went scoreless for almost two entire periods, but the Trojans lit the lamp three times in a 1:56 span near the end of the second period to take a commanding 3-0 lead.

Senior Kevin Blackley started the scoring splurge with a goal with 2:28 remining in the second period on assists from junior Lucas Whelan and senior Billy Soule.

Just 48 seconds later, the Trojans made it 2-0 when senior David Russ scored on an assist from junior Danny Walsh.

Then with just 32 seconds remaining in the second period, the Trojans extended their lead to 3-0 when Whelan scored on assists from Soule and sophomore D.J. Jones.

Junior Scott Holm added an empty net goal in the third period to make the final score 4-0.

All four of the top seeds in the section are through to the semifinals. Top seed Eden Prairie and fourth seed Benilde-St. Margaret's will meet in the other semifinal.

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