Rock Ridge scores 12 unanswered goals to earn program’s first Section title berth

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The second seeded Rock Ridge boy’s hockey team scored 12 unanswered goals Monday to take down third seeded Duluth Denfeld 12-1 in the Section 7A semifinals at AMSOIL Arena.

Kasey Lamppa scored a hat-trick for the Wolverines.

Denfeld scored first in the first period with a goal from John Scott.

In their second season since merging the Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl and Eveleth-Gilbert programs this marked Rock Ridge’s first trip to the semifinals at AMSOIL, falling in the quarterfinals last season.

The Wolverines (18-8-1) will now make their program’s first section title appearance Wednesday facing off against top-seeded Hermantown (24-2-1).

Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. on WDIO back at AMSOIL Arena. It can also be livestreamed, Click Here for more information.

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