Maple Grove Boys Hockey Wins State Tournament Opener
The Maple Grove boys hockey team won its state tournament opener, beating Edina 5-2 in the class AA quarterfinals.
Josh Giuliani had two goals and two assists in the win for the Crimson.
Maple Grove broke a 1-1 tie with a pair of goals in the second period, one early and one late.
Giuliani set up Landen Gunderson in the slot for a 2-1 lead 4:50 into the second period.
Finn Brink, who scored the first goal for the Crimson, set up Giuliani for a 3-1 lead late in the period.
Blake Steenerson scored an unassisted goal early in the third, with Giuliani adding an empty-netter late.
Maple Grove faces Prior Lake in the semifinals Friday night.
The Lakers blasted second seed Cretin-Derham Hall 6-0 in the first quarterfinal game.