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Holy Angels beats Holy Family Catholic in overtime

By Ben Grundhauser, SportsEngine, 12/07/21, 6:45PM CST


A late goal from Fire in regulation pushed the Stars to get the victory finish in overtime.

Holy Angels teammates swarm Wyatt Schmitz for throwing a puck on net that was tipped in by a Holy Family Catholic defensemen for the OT winner. Photo by Korey McDermott, SportsEngine

Holy Angels head coach Pat Griswold would like to see his team spend less time in the penalty box. 

“We got to stay out of the penalty box,” Griswold said. “Every time we were gaining momentum, we were dominating at times, and then we would get penalties and just take it to ourselves.” 

Despite seven infractions, spending 17 minutes in the box, Holy Angels (3-1) held firm and secured a 2-1 victory in overtime over Holy Family Catholic (2-2) Tuesday night at the Victoria Ice Arena. 

“Two teams that just fought really hard,” Griswold said.

Holy Angels forward Noah Hermanson (17) eyes his shot that would turn into a 1-0 lead over Holy Family Catholic in the first period of Tuesday's game In Victoria. Photo by Korey McDermott, SportsEngine

First Report

It took three periods and six minutes of overtime for Holy Angels to pick up a 2-1 win over Holy Family in Class 2A hockey Tuesday night at Victoria Recreation Center. 

Holy Angels (3-1) got off the quicker start, finding better looks at the net, and took advantage of some early Holy Family (2-2) miscues. It was a penalty-riddled first period, with Fire goalie Bennett Reinhard coming up a couple phenomenal saves.

At the 15:34 mark, however, it was the Stars who finally found an opening, when Noah Hermanson netted his first goal of the season. 

Despite a couple of penalties from Holy Angels, Holy Family came away empty during power play opportunities. The Fire were much more aggressive in the second period, but could never find the net. 

In the third period, Reinhard came up with clutch save after clutch save to keep it a 1-0 game. Holy Family’s Parker Osborne finally gave the Fire life, tying the game 1-1 with just five minutes remaining in regulation. It was Obsorne’s third goal of the year and it sent the game into overtime. 

Both teams had great looks to end the game in the extra period, but it was Holy Angels’ Wyatt Schmitz who scored the game winner when his shot deflected off a glove and found the back of the net. Despite being outshot 32-27, and spending more time in the penalty box, the Stars came away on top.

Stars goalie Bryce Hess (1) looks around Holy Family Catholic's Johnny Hussey during play Tuesday. Hess stopped 31 of 32 shots in the 2-1 OT win. Photo by Korey McDermott, SportsEngine

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Holy Family Catholic forward Parker Osborn (9) battles for a rebound during play Dec 7. Osborn netted his team's lone goal in a 2-1 loss. Photo by Korey McDermott, SportsEngine

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