The Eastview/Apple Valley co-op began in 2022.
Low participation numbers at Apple Valley led to the two rivals joining forces for a new squad nicknamed “The Valley”. There was some awkwardness in the inaugural season, but head coach Aime Caines had the team trending upward.
Last year, Eastview/Apple Valley won its final three regular season games and its section playoff opener before a hard-fought 5-4 loss to a top-10 ranked Rosemount squad in the semifinals. The new roster compiled a 9-6 overall record and a 2-5 mark in the South Suburban Conference.
This year, Eastview/Apple Valley is off to an 8-1 start to the season and is 3-0 in conference play after a 10-9 overtime victory at home against Shakopee on Tuesday.
After trailing by three in the first half, Eastview/Apple Valley fought back for an overtime win.
Alex Gilbertson scored the golden goal on an assist from Sam Arendt as Eastview/Apple Valley beat Shakopee 10-9 in a key South Suburban Conference matchup Tuesday at Eastview High School.
Eastview/Apple Valley scored the opening goal before Shakopee rattled off five of the next six.
Eastview/Apple Valley then scored the next three as a see-saw battle broke out.
Arendt had a game-high six points with two goals and four assists while Zach Hood scored a game-high four goals.
Linus Toward led Shakopee’s offense with hat trick. Goalie Weston Brosam made 12 of 22 saves for the Sabers.
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