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Duluth East blanks Superior

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Minnesota’s third-ranked Duluth East Greyhounds defeated the Superior High School boys hockey team 7-0 Thursday night at Wessman Arena.

The Greyhounds outshot the Spartans 36-9 on their way to improving to 17-1-3 on the season.

The Spartans, who are 0-4-1 in their last five games, will take a 12-8-2 record into Monday’s game at Hermantown. The Hawks are ranked No. 1 among small schools in Minnesota.

Garrett Worth scored back-to-back goals in the first period and Austin Jouppi netted a goal in each period for East.

Caden Welch had 29 saves for Superior and Parker Kleive picked up the shutout with nien saves.

Duluth East 4 1 2 — 7

Superior 0 0 0 — 0

First period — 1. Jack FitzGerald (Frederick Hunter Paine), 3:53; 2. Garrett Worth (Ian Mageau, Will Fisher), 6:12 (pp); 3. Worth (Luke LaMaster, Paine), 14:49; 4. Austin Jouppi (Ricky Lyle), 15:54.

Second period — 5. Jouppi (LaMaster), 5:30 (pp).

Third period — 6. Jouppi (Brendan Baker, Lyle), 1:04; 7. Logan Anderson (LaMaster, Nick Lanigan), 2:34.

Saves — Parker Kleive, DE, 9; Caden Welch, SHS, 29.

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