St. Thomas Academy's Tommy Cronin scored a goal and added an assist against Cretin-Derham Hall Saturday night. The Cadets defeated the Raiders 4-3 in Bloomington. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
St. Thomas Academy's Zach Howard celebrates his second goal of the game against Cretin-Derham Hall Saturday night. The Cadets defeated the Raiders 4-3 in Bloomington. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
Zach Howard scored twice late in the third period to turn a one-goal deficit into a lead St. Thomas Academy would hold as it knocked off Cretin-Derham Hall 4-3 Saturday night at Bloomington Ice Garden.
The Cadets (1-1) used a charged opening and physical play to seize the early momentum over Cretin-Derham Hall, and then weathered a Raiders response in the second. The significant advantage in puck possession and zone time lifted into a more balanced third, but STA’s pressure paid off late against the Raiders (0-1), ranked No. 2 in Class 2A according to the preseason Let’s Play Hockey coaches’ poll.
Cadets’ goaltender Tyler Magnozzi made 27 saves in the victory.
Attila Lippi and Jake Sonderai each finished with a goal and an assist for the Raiders.
Cretin-Derham Hall's Marko Belak had 26 saves in the Raiders’ 4-3 loss to St. Thomas Academy Saturday night in Bloomington. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
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