Boys Varsity Hockey · Boys Hockey: Crimson puckmen off to roaring start

Maple Grove’s Kyle Kukkonen flips a backhander over the Edina goalie for a penalty shot goal. The Crimson defeated the defending state champ 7-5. (Photo by Rich Moll)

The Maple Grove boys’ hockey team started the season with two impressive wins in the Turkey Trot Tournament in Plymouth.

The fourth-ranked Crimson erupted for three goals in a 3 1/2-minute span early in the third period to defeat defending state champion and No. 6 Edina Nov. 22.

With the score tied 4-4, Sam Jacobs scored a power play goal at 5:28, Cal Thomas found the net at 7:54 and Kyle Kukkonen scored on a penalty shot at 9:54 to put MG up 7-4….

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