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Spartans get best of Blue Devils

The Superior High School boys hockey team spotted Virginia-MIB a 2-0 lead, then scored five unanswered goals for a 5-2 victory Tuesday night before a Wessman Arena crowd of around 400.

Aaron Miller had a hand in all of the Spartans’ scoring with three goals and two assists. Daniel Mikel added a goal and an assist, Tyler Nystrom scored a goal and Bryan Bergstrom picked up an assists.

With the win the Spartans improve to 10-10 on the season.

Paxton Paine had 20 saves in picking up the win for the Spartans, who improve to 10-10 on the season.

Alex Lackner and Ville Heikkala scored for the Blue Devils and Lucas Murray finished with 21 saves.

Superior’s next is at Hudson Saturday afternoon. The Raiders are currently favored to get the section’s No. 1 seed for the upcoming playoffs.

SPARTAN SPIN: The head coach of Virginia-MIB is former UW-Superior Yellowjacket Reed Larson. … The Spartans’ pancake breakfast is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the SHS cafeteria. The cost is $5 for adults and $4 for kids 12-and-under. Kids 3-and-under eat free. All kids wearing their SAHA jerseys will get a $1 discount. … Superior also won the JV game 6-1. … With his arm in sling after recent shoulder surgery, SHS coach Jason Kalin watched the game from the press box. … Superior successfully killed off three Virginia power plays in the third period.

Virginia-MIB     2-0-0—2

Superior               0-3-2—5

First Period: 1. V-MIB, Alex Lackner (Cole Babiracki, Andy Callistger), 12:20. 2. V-MIB, Ville Heikkala (Travis Kemp), 16:50 (pp).

Second Period: 3. SHS, Aaron Miller 23, 1:28 (pp). 4. SHS, Daniel Mikel 9 (Miller 21), 7:34. 5. SHS, Miller 24 (Bryan Bergstrom 4), 15:17.

Third Period: 6. SHS, Tyler Nystrom 14 (Mikel 11, Miller 22), 11:42. 7. SHS, Miller 25, 16:03 (en).

Saves: Lucas Murray, V-MIB 4-12-5—21. Paxton Paine, SHS 7-6-7—20.