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BSM stays hot, downs fourth-ranked Hill-Murray

By BSMHockey.com, 12/03/15, 11:45PM CST


Gleekel, Red Knights, continue on early-season roll.

Luke Horton tallied three points in helping to lead the Red Knights to their fifth consecutive win.

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. -- Cade Gleekel scored two goals for the third time in four games and Benilde-St. Margaret's knocked off a top-five ranked team, on the road, for the second time in six days as the Red Knights knocked off Hill-Murray, 5-1.

For the first time since the 2010-11 season, BSM has opened the season with five consecutive wins the Red Red Knights did it with a dominating offensive performance, controlling the puck for much of the game and outshooting its host, 38-22.

Although Gleekel would help put the game away with his two second-period goals, it was Jacob Holmers scoring five minutes, 30 seconds into the game to put the Red Knights on top and Shota Yokosuka scoring his first varsity goals with 5:32 to play in the opening frame which gave the visitors a 2-0 lead.

Gleekel then sandwiched his two goals, the second of which was a power-play tally, around Luke Ranallo's goal, which was all the Pioneers would get against Red Knight netminder Ryan Bischel.

Luke Horton finished the scoring midway through the third people, collecting his third point of the night with his third goal of the season.

The win over Hill-Murray was the Red Knights' first in the last four seasons, with their last victory over the Pioneers coming in the 2012 Class AA state championship game, which was also a 5-1 BSM win.

The Red Knights return to action Tuesday when they open the home portion of their 2015-16 season with a 7 p.m. game versus Woodbury at the St. Louis Park Rec Center.

Complete statistics for tonight's game can be found here.