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Cretin-Derham Hall's penalty kill key to OT victory over Centennial

By Thad Carroll, SportsEngine, 12/26/18, 4:30PM CST


The Raiders held the Cougars' power-play unit scoreless in the third period to force overtime, where Jack Nei's wrist shot sealed a win.

Cretin-Derham Hall's Ryne Mohrman goes after a puck behind his own net against Centennial. Mohrman scored a shorthanded goal to tie the game at 2 late in the second period. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

Cretin-Derham Hall goalie George Maguire makes a toe save against Centennial Thursday afternoon. The Raiders defeated the Cougars 3-2 in overtime in the Schwan's Cup Gold Division matchup. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

Cretin-Derham seemed to play a man down almost all of Thursday's matchup against Centennial — the first game of the Schwan’s Cup Gold Division round-robin tournament at Aldrich Ice Arena.

The Raiders were whistled for penalties five times and spent 13 minutes of game time in the penalty box.

Centennial senior Josh Hermes moves the puck through the neutral zone against Cretin-Derham Hall. Hermes had a goal in the Cougars' 3-2 overtime loss to the Raiders. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

First Report

Jack Nei finished a two-on-one chance by ripping a wrist shot past the Centennial goaltender to give Cretin-Derham Hall an unlikely 3-2 overtime win during the first game of the 2018 Schwan’s Cup Gold Division tournament at Aldrich Ice Arena on Thursday.

The game-winner capped a Raiders' comeback that began in the second period.

Less than two minutes before the second intermission, Cretin-Derham Hall trailed 2-1 while its second-leading scorer, forward Grayson Milosch (5 goals on the season), was serving a five-minute major for checking from behind. However, Milosch's teammates picked him up as Ryne Mohrman scored a shorthanded goal just three seconds before the period ended.

The Raiders killed three more penalties in the final period, helping the team capture the momentum and send the game to overtime, where Nei sealed the victory by converting on Cretin-Derham Hall's third shot of extra time.

Joshua Hermes had an unassisted power-play goal and Logan Jorgensen added an unassisted goal for Centennial.

Cretin-Derham Hall’s Zach Brydges opened scoring in the first period. Matthew Gleason and Chuck Altier finished the game with two assists apiece for the Raiders (4-4).

George Maguire recorded 17 saves to record the win in goal. Casey Coppersmith stopped 23 shots for the Cougars (4-6).

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