St. Thomas Academy celebrates its 3-2 overtime victory over Breck. Photo by Helen Nelson
St. Thomas Academy versus Breck doesn’t fit the classic rivalry template.
Breck's Grant Opperman, left, is upended by St. Thomas Academy's Peter Krieger. Photo by Helen Nelson
St. Thomas Academy senior defenseman Eric Schurhamer scored twice and added an assist in the Cadets' 3-2 overtime victory over Breck. Photo by Helen Nelson
Eric Schurhamer has been a workhorse defense for St. Thomas Academy since he was a sophomore.
Freshman Tommy Novak scored with 1 minute, 21 seconds left in overtime as No. 3-ranked St. Thomas Academy beat No. 2 Breck 3-2 on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Breck School Anderson Ice Arena in Golden Valley in a highly anticipated matchup of state Class 1A powerhouses.
1. Eric Schurhamer, St. Thomas Academy
The senior defenseman scored two goals, assisted on the winner in overtime and was his usual rock solid self in the defensive zone, where he cleared the front of the net with authority and moved the puck out of the zone efficiently.