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Two standouts enjoy the moment as they reach the 100-point milestone

By DAVID LA VAQUE, Star Tribune, 01/12/22, 7:30PM CST


Grace Sadura of Minnetonka and Josie St. Martin of Stillwater hit the century mark, and they have time for more.

Minnetonka junior Grace Sadura has scored 37 goals this season. CARLOS GONZALEZ, Star Tribune

Minnetonka junior Grace Sadura and Stillwater sophomore Josie St. Martin each received commemorative pucks for recently registering their 100th career point. 

Sadura leads Minnetonka in scoring with 37 points, tying her team-best mark during the shortened 2020-21 season. 

“Grace thrives on competition — the bigger the game, the better she plays,” Skippers coach Tracy Cassano said. “She takes tremendous pride in playing for the ‘M’ and her teammates.” 

Sadura, a co-captain who made a verbal commitment to Minnesota Duluth, captured point No. 100 while contributing one goal and four assists in a victory against Buffalo. 

St. Martin reached the mark during a dominant four-goal, three assist performance against Irondale/St. Anthony. 

“Josie is a special player,” Ponies coach Mira Jalosuo said. “What separates her from the other players is her competitiveness. I think she hates losing more than she loves winning, and that’s one of the reasons why she was able to reach the 100-point milestone only as a sophomore.” 

St. Martin doesn’t waste time when it comes to hockey honors. She was the second-youngest player to make the 2022 U.S. Under-18 Women’s World Championship team. The tournament, scheduled for January in Sweden, was cancelled because of the pandemic. 

Telecky out at Hutchinson 

Marc Telecky abruptly resigned from his job as Hutchinson girls’ hockey coach after 10 games this season. 

“Marc made a change in his personal and professional life and felt he didn’t have the time he needed,” Hutchinson activities director Bill Tschida said. 

Telecky was in his third season behind the Tigers bench. The team was 2-8 when Telecky resigned after the Dec. 17 game against Delano/Rockford. The remaining three assistant coaches on the staff followed Telecky. 

Tschida took over as coach and said he is focused on “providing the best experience possible for the young ladies on this team.” 

Hutchinson is 0-5-1 under Tschida, who played and coached baseball and hockey at St. John’s. 

Goalie goes the extra mile 

International Falls freshman Mara Pelland stopped 112 of 125 shots in a 13-0 loss to Hibbing/Chisholm on Jan. 4. Fifty of those shots came in the third period.

On its website, the Minnesota State High School League lists the record for saves in a game as 118, set in 2007 by Taylor Baumhoefner of Worthington.

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