Duluth East’s Brendan Baker scored two goals, including the game-winner early in the third period, as Team North defeated Team Northeast 3-2 in an Upper Midwest High School Elite League hockey season-opening game Saturday morning at New Hope Arena in New Hope, Minn.
Hermantown’s Blake Biondi added a second-period goal for Team North, and Greenway goaltender Carter Clafton stopped 23 of 25 shots.
Team North (1-0) next plays Wisconsin (0-1) at 8 p.m. today and CCM (0-1) at 9 a.m. Sunday, both at New Hope Arena.
Team Southeast 6, Team Northwest 3
Team Southwest 9, Team CCM 0
Team Great Plains 6, Team Wisconsin 5
5:30 p.m. — Team Southwest (1-0) vs. Team Southeast(1-0)
6 p.m. — Team Northwest (0-1) vs. Team CCM (0-1)
8 p.m. — Team North (1-0) vs. Team Wisconsin (0-1)