Jefferson boys hockey team improves record to 10-4

Bloomington Jefferson bounced back from a 4-1 boys hockey loss to Burnsville and achieved a 4-1 triumph over Lakeville South last week.
The Jaguars improved their record to 10-4 with the Jan. 12th triumph over Lakeville South. Jefferson is second in the South Suburban Conference with a 6-2 record.
“We are making good progress as a team,” said Jefferson coach Jeff Lindquist. “We didn’t finish off our scoring opportunities against Burnsville.
“We have struggled to score goals at times this season but were able to score four times against Lakeville South with timely goals. We won that game with strong defense and good penalty kills.”
Colin Hernon scored a hat trick in the win over Lakeville South. Tyler Johnson came through with the other Jaguar goal. Charlie Bach finished with two assists. Johnson was credited with one assist.
Jefferson goalie Grant Martens made 40 saves to preserve the win.
Zac Beek scored Jefferson’s lone goal during its 4-1 loss to Burnsville. Josh Waldron picked up a save.
Girls hockey team loses two
Jefferson dropped a pair of South Suburban Conference girls hockey games last week. The Jaguars ae 12-7 overall and 6-5 in the conference.
Lakeville South defeated Jefferson 4-1 Jan. 12. Alex Brolsma scored the lone Jaguar goal with assistance from Kelsey Cline and Danielle Deblieck. Jaguar goalie Bailey Plaman finished with 27 saves.
Jefferson lost by the same 4-1 score to Burnsville Jan. 10. Cline notched the Jaguar goal with assistance from Dietzler.
Boys earn split
Jefferson achieved a split in South Suburban Conference boys basketball competition last week. The Jaguars defeated Lakeville South 77-66 Jan. 8 as six players scored in double figures — Tim Larson (14), Tom Gathje (13), Jacob Bodway (12), Matt Rosen (12), Kyle Lynch (12) and Brian Fritzlar (12).
Jefferson’s record is 4-6 after the Jaguars suffered a 68-50 loss to Lakeville North Jan. 11. Gathje led Jaguar scorers with 17 points. Bodway and Fritzlar scored six points each.
In previous action, Jefferson lost 45-43 to Burnsville Jan. 3 as Brain Mariska led Jaguar scorers with 11 points.
Jefferson finished second in the Bethel Holiday tournament. The Jaguars lost 63-59 to Champlin Park but defeated Minneapolis Roosevelt 79-56.
Girls basketball losses
Jefferson’s girls basketball record was 4-9 after a pair of South Suburban Conference defeats last week.
The Jaguars lost 67-41 to Lakeville South Jan. 8. Lakeville North beat Jefferson 77-32 Jan. 11. Brooke Fritzlar was the Jaguars’ leading scorer against Lakeville North with 11 points. Katie Schuster finished with seven points.

Contact Greg Kleven at greg.kleven@ecm-inc.com

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