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Goal by Jungels rockets Edina to 5-1 victory over Benilde-St. Margaret's

By DAVID LA VAQUE, Star Tribune, 02/27/19, 9:45PM CST

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Jett Jungels zipped past Red Knight defenders to score one of four third-period goals that broke open the game for the No. 1-ranked Hornets.


Edina forward Jett Jungels (22) attempted to score against Benilde-St. Margaret's goaltender Carson Limesand (30) in the first period while being defended by defenseman Brady Yakesh (16). Photo: Aaron Lavinskuy * aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com

Though Edina’s third-period power play just expired, senior forward Jett Jungels became a one-man advantage.

His rush past Benilde-St. Margaret’s skaters ended with the clinching goal in a 5-1 victory in the Class 2A, Section 6 title game Wednesday at 3M Arena at Mariucci. No. 1-ranked Edina (24-2-1) returns to the state tournament next week.

“Everything kind of opened up,” said Jungels, a Mr. Hockey Award finalist. “And when I saw the goalie’s five hole open, I just tossed it in there. I don’t know what happened next. I kind of blanked out because I was so surprised.”

His goal gave Edina a 3-1 lead. Teammate Grant Morton scored again just 45 seconds later to leave no doubt.

Trailing 2-0 early in the third period, No. 10 Benilde-St. Margaret’s (20-8) fought back on Jonah Mortenson’s goal. Then the Red Knights went on a power play. But Edina’s penalty killers didn’t budge.

First report

Edina’s Jett Jungels lived up to his first name, rocketing past Benilde-St. Margaret’s defenders for the clinching goal in a 5-1 victory in Wednesday’s Class 2A, Section 6 title game at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

With the victory, No. 1 Edina (24-2-1) returns to the state tournament next week.

The Hornets led 1-0 after two periods on a power-play goal from Mason Nevers early in the second period.

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