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BSM routs Kennedy in Metro West matchup

By BSMHockey.com, 01/28/16, 11:45PM CST


Holmers' first career hat trick paces Red Knight victory.

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. --  Fifteen of Benilde-St. Margarets' 18 skaters collected at least one point, 10 of whom had multiple-point games, and the Red Knights routed Bloomington Kennedy, 12-0, in a Metro West Conference game.

The game marked both the most goals scored by a Red Knight team and the largest margin of victory since a 15-0 win at Spring Lake Park, Feb. 4, 2012.

Despite scoring its most goals in four years, BSM did not get off to a fast starting, needing nearly 13 minutes before getting on the scoreboard when Shota Yokosuka converted a Nick Austin rebound with four minutes, 15 seconds remaining in the opening period.

The Red Knights would then add two goals in the next four minutes as linemates Zach Risteau and Auggie Moore would both score their 13th goals of the year to send the hosts into the first intermission with a 3-0 lead.

The second period saw and offensive explosion by the Red Knights, featuring eight goals, the first four of which came in a span of 2:33, including a hat trick by Jacob Holmers.

Cade Gleekel scored twice in the period, including the game's lone power-play conversion, and Yokosuka added his second goal of the game to highlight period. Stefan Garcia notched his first career goal during the middle stanza and Moore closed out the scoring spree with 31 seconds remaining in the frame.

With the game in running time for the entire third period, the final frame was scoreless until 1:17 remained as Jared Gherardi scored his first goal of the season.

The game also saw Max Bernstein make his first varsity start in goal. After facing just two shots in the first two periods, he was called upon to stop five shots in the final period to preserve the shutout and earn his first career win.

The Red Knights are back in action Saturday, beginning a four-game road swing, when they face Chanhassen at the Victoria Recreation Center. Opening faceoff is slated for 1 p.m.

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

Peter Heimbold recorded a career-best four assists in the win over Kennedy.

Max Bernstein earned the victory while making his first varsity start.

Stefan Garcia scored his first varsity goal in the win.