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Eastview/Apple Valley boys outlast Shakopee in overtime

By Mike Randleman, SportsEngine, 05/09/23, 3:45PM CDT


Sam Arendt recorded a game-high six points in the win, including an assist on Alex Gilbertson's overtime game-winner.

Alex Gilbertson (2) scored two goals Tuesday night against visiting Shakopee, including the overtime game-winner, in Eastview/Apple Valley's 10-9 victory. Photo by Korey McDermott, SportsEngine

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.

Shakopee's Harrison Vega (2) with a shot attempt on a challenge by Eastview/Apple Valley goaltender Jaymeson Zackery. Vega netted two goals and added an assist in the loss. Photo by Korey McDermott, SportsEngine

First report

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.

Zach Hood (22) scores one of his four goals against Shakopee goaltender Weston Brosam (12). Photo by Korey McDermott, SportsEngine

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