A review of the past week in Providence Academy Athletics.

Nordic Ski:
After multiple rescheduling of locations and courses the IMAC Championship Meet was completed on Monday, February 11 at Battle Creek Ski Area. The HCA/PA Varsity co-op team placed third. Junior Maddie Kelly received All Conference honors and places seventh, sophomore Bridget Hodgkin placed 31st, sophomore Anna Sanchez 41st and freshman Sophie Koch placed 45th.

In the JV competition junior Cristina Albee placed second, sophomore Christy Hoang finished third and sophomore Mary Francis Walker came in sixth place.

Full results found here.

The IMAC Championship Meet concluded the 2018-2019 Nordic season. Congratulations to all who represented Providence Academy so well.

Girls Hockey:
The Girls Hockey team has completed their season with a record of 14-12.

On Saturday, February 9, United took on The Blake School in the quarterfinals of the Section 6AA tournament at Parade Ice Garden. United fell to the state’s top rated team 11-0.

This concludes the 2018 Girls Hockey season. Congratulations to all who represented Providence Academy so well.

Follow @MinnehahaUnited to stay up to date with everything Girls Hockey.

Click here to view replays of all home girls hockey games and to subscribe to other live streaming contests and check out some highlight videos here.

Complete stats may be found on the MN Girls Hockey Hub page.

Boys Hockey:
The Boys Hockey team is 8-18.

On Saturday, February 2 the Lions traveled to Hopkins and fell to The Blake School Bears.

On Friday, February 8, the Lions hosted New Ulm High School and topped the Eagles 7-3. Sophomore Grant Ellings led the Lions in scoring with five points on two goals and three assists, senior Zach Giesler (2 Goals, 2 assists) chipped in four points and senior Evan Spadafora picked up a hat trick and four points in the contest. Senior Sam Ferreira minded the nets and turned away 38 of the Eagle’s 41 shots on goal.

On Saturday, February 9, the Lions traveled to the Minneapolis to top the Minnehaha Academy Redhawks 8-1. Scoring for the Lions were Giesler (2 goals, 3 assists), Spadafora (2 goals, 3 assists), Ellings (2 goals, 3 assists), senior William Reschenberg (1 goals) sophomores Alex Doucette (1 goal), Drew Larkin (1 assist) and Bobby Hughes (1 assist), and freshman Henry Wehmann (1 assist). Sophomore Joshua Koskie was stellar between the pipes stopping 24 of 25 shots on goal.

On Tuesday, February 12, the Lions hosted Southwest Christian High School and celebrated Senior Night. In a tight, well-played game the Lions fell to the Stars 4-3. Scoring for the Lions were juniors Isaac O’Brien (1 goal), George Wehmann (1 assist), sophomore Ellings (2 assists), seniors Spadafora (1 assist), Giesler (2 goals) and sophomore Sam Gomke (1 assist). Ferreira took the loss in the nets, stopping 30 of the Stars 34 shots.

On Thursday, February 14, the Lions invaded Historic Drake Arena on the campus of St. Paul Academy and Summit School. The Lions fell to the Spartans by a score of 6-1. Reschenberg picked up the goal with a helper from Larkin. Koskie took the loss.

Next Up: The Lions will face a yet to be determined opponent in the first round of the Section 2A Tournament which will be held at St. Louis Park Rec Center.

Follow @PAlionshockey1 to stay up to date with everything Providence Boys Hockey.

Complete stats may be found on the MN Boys Hockey Hub page.

Returning and Prospective Lions Hockey Families:
A note from Coaches Hal and Chris … “Rather than a typical six-week Summer Training Program, we are suggesting options that are development based with individual coaching for best results in the Spring, Summer and Fall. Click here to explore the 2019-2020 Lions Hockey Off Season Programs.”

Girls Basketball:
The Girls Basketball team is 15-8.

On Friday, February 8, the Lions hit the road to take on #3AA Minnehaha Academy Redhawks. This was a very important game with the IMAC Championship on the line. When the two teams previously met at Providence Academy, the Redhawks were able to escape with a one-point victory. At Minnehaha, the story was very similar. Junior Hailey Hohenecker got off to a hot start and scored 14 first half points to give the Lions a one-point lead going into halftime. The second half was a back and forth battle with the lead changing a handful of times until the Redhawks struck from deep twice in a row to extended their lead out to 8 points. The Lions were forced to use fouling tactics to slow down the game and, in the end, the Redhawks outlasted the Lions to win 57-47. Leading the way for the Lions was Hohenecker who netted 21 points.

On Saturday, the Lions played host to AAAA Anoka. After coming off of a tough game the night before, the Lions started the game slowly. However, the stingy Lions defense was able to shake off the rust and come back to life in the second half. The Lions only gave up 18 second half points and were able to shut down the Tornadoes from the outside. In the end, the Lions were able to secure a 10-point win over their second AAAA opponent this season. Leading the way for the Lions again was Hohenecker who rounded out her awesome scoring weekend with 17 points. Senior Maggie Murphy was also able to pour in 14 points to help pace the Lions.

This past Tuesday, February 12, the Lions traveled to Mounds Park Academy to take on their final conference opponent of the season. The Lions topped the Panthers 62-11. Murphy (17) again led the Lions with junior Maddie Anderson close behind (13).

On Thursday, February 14 the Lions hosted Hutchinson High School and fell to the Tigers 46-35.

Next up: Tonight, the Lions will host Brooklyn Center with an unusual 5:30 tipoff time.

Follow @PA_GirlsHoops to stay up to date with everything Providence Girls Basketball.

Click here to view replays of all home girls basketball games and to subscribe to other live streaming contests.

Complete stats may be found on the MN Girls Basketball Hub page.

Boys Basketball:
The Boys Basketball team is 13-6.

On Tuesday, February 12, the Lions traveled to Maplewood to challenge IMAC foe Mounds Park Academy. The Lions defeated the Panthers 82-39. Senior big man Logan Blomberg led all scorers with 16, senior Dylan Servais netted 13 and senior forward Mark Richelsen chipped in 12 points in the victory.

On Thursday, February 1,4 the Lions travelled to Hutchinson, MN to take on the Hutchinson High School Tigers. The score and stats from this game were not available at the time of publication.

Next Up: The Lions will host St. Croix Lutheran on Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 PM.

Follow @PA_BoysHoops to stay up to date with everything Providence Boys Basketball.

Click here to view replays of all home boys basketball games and to subscribe to other live streaming contests.

Complete stats may be found on the MN Boys Basketball Hub page.

Boys Swimming and Diving:
The Section 5AA Tournament will be held on Thursday, February 21-Saturday, February 23. Swim Prelims will start at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, February 21, Diving Prelims, Semis and Finals will start at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22 and Swim Finals are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23.

Alpine Ski:
The 2018-2019 Alpine season has concluded. Congratulations to all who represented Providence Academy so well.

Remember to follow @PAheadmaster, @PAcademyATH, @PA_MSathletics, @PALionsAD, and @ProvidenceLions for the most current updates regarding Providence Academy Athletics.

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