Wolfpack wrestlers win six championships, team title
In his first match in the tournament Silvis broke the Park High School career near fall record that was set more than 15 years ago by Pat Schilling.
Park crowned six individual champions to win the wrestling team title at the Hopkins Paul Benstson Tournament Saturday.
Winning titles for the Wolfpack were: Zach Carr at 106 pounds, Kyler Jubinal at 113, Zach Silvis at 120, Gunner Mullen at 132, Will Deutsch at 138 and Alex Carr at 195.
Park wrestlers won individual championships in five of the first six matches and finished second in the other.
Going down the lineup: Carr (18-5) scored a 11-3 major decision to win the title at 106 pounds; Jubinal (11-5) had two pins and an 11-9 title decision at 113; Silvis (24-1) pinned his finals opponent in 1:44 to win the 120-pound crown; Joey Chilton (7-8) took second at 126 pounds; Mullen (20-6) won by a pin in 2:39 to capture the 132-pound title; Deutsch won the 138-pound finals with a 7-5 decision; Alex Carr (16-10) won a tight 7-6 match to finish first at 195 pounds.
Park’s Donovan Early-Pinder (5-8) was fifth at 145. Samuel Lankow (8-7) earned a third at 152. Dom Atkins (3-7) finished fifth at 170. Nate Murphy (2-12) was fourth at 182.
Park won the 10-team title with 1986.5 points. Edina was second with 156.0. Pine City-Hinckley-Finlayson and Springfield tied for third with 145 points.
Park dropped a close 41-36 meet decision to Rosemount at East Ridge Thursday.
The Wolfpack host Mounds View in a Suburban East Conference meet Thursday, Jan. 20, starting at 7 p.m.
Boys’ hockey team wins third straight
Park had its best offensive night of the season with a 9-4 domination over Irondale at the National Sports Center Saturday.
It was Park’s third straight win. The Wolfpack improved to 6-4 overall and 1-2 in the Suburban East Conference.
Jackson Rudl and Samuel Janski each scored two goals for Park. Also scoring for the Wolfpack were Brady Strand, Vincent Lucio, Noah Janski, Adam Freimann and Mac Wohnoutka.
Janski also tallied three assists while Strand and Rudl each had a pair of assists.
Jonah Frost got the win in goal, stopping 21 of 25 shots. Paek outscored Irondale 3-1 in the second period to take a 4-2 lead. The Wolfpack then powered past Irondale with five goals in a wild third period.
Eleven of Park’s first 12 games have been on the road. Park skates at Forest Lake (4-6-1, 1-3) Tuesday with the puck dropping at 7 p.m., then plays White Bear Lake (5-4, 2-1) Saturday, Jan. 15 at TCO Sports Garden, starting at 2 p.m.
Girls’ hockey team drops pair
Park’s Wolfpack suffered through an 0-fer week, falling to visiting Mounds View 3-0 in girls hockey Friday.
The 3-0 loss came on the heels of a 5-0 defeat to Roseville on Tuesday, Jan. 4.
Park slipped to 2-5 in the Suburban East Conference and 5-10 on the season. It was Park’s sixth straight loss and third straight game without a goal.
Park dropped a 5-0 decision to Suburban East Conference leading Roseville at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena Tuesday, Jan. 4.
Roseville led 1-0 after one period and 3-0 after two. Roseville outshot the host Wolfpack 53-11. Park goalie Tori Stepka stopped 48 of 53 shots. The Wolfpack hosts Stillwater (7-6-2, 5-1-2) Tuesday, Jan. 11.