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John Hirschfeld scored the game-tying goal and game-winning goal in overtime.

St. Cloud Cathedral 4, Warroad 3

St. Cloud Cathedral came back from a 2-0 first-period deficit to tie the game in the second. Griffin Sturm scored his 10th goal of the game, and Cole Hwang the other goal scorer in the period netted his 12th. Ryan Shaugabay gave the Warriors a 3-2 lead in the third period, but after Crusaders Head Coach Robert Stocker pulled his netminder Cathedral netted another tying goal. This time off the stick of John Hirschfeld, who forced overtime. Hirschfeld played hero twice in one game, scoring the game-winner just under two minutes into the OT frame to advance the Crusaders into Saturday. St. Cloud will face top-seeded Hermantown in the championship game at noon inside the Xcel Energy Center.

Joey Gillespie has 31-31-62 this season for Cathedral.

Hermantown 7, Mahtomedi 6

The Zephyrs and Hawks played in an instant classic game on Friday afternoon. Hermantown flew out to a 4-0 start after the first period, but Mahtomedi never quit. The Zephyrs scored three goals in the second and the third, Sam Harris scoring three of those for a hattrick. Hermantown also wouldn’t give up easily, as they continued to find twine, especially AJ Francisco who had a hattrick. So after three periods, we flew into overtime at 6-6.  River Freeman got the scoring started in the first period and he finished the scoring in overtime, scoring at the 7:12 mark of the frame and sending the Hawks souring into Championship Saturday with a 7-6 win over Mahtomedi.

The Hawks celebrate their way back into the title game.

Chanhassen 6, Cretin-Derham Hall 1

Chanhassen got out to a dominating start to the game, scoring four unanswered to lead 4-0 after one. They scored again in the second with just two seconds to play, when Caden Lee scored for the Storm, and they led 5-0 after two periods. Cam Autrey got the Raiders on the board in the third period at the 6:36 mark of the frame. The Storm would just respond with another goal to extend their lead and beat the Raiders 6-1.

Gavin Uhlenkamp had an assist in the win over Cretin-Derham Hall.

Edina 5, Grand Rapids 2

The Hornets did what they did best in the first period, scoring fast and often. Edina scored at the 6:12 mark of the opening frame and the floodgates opened in the first, scoring three more after that to lead 4-0 after the first. Jackson Nevers, John Halverson, John Warpinski, and Bobby Cowan all scored in the opening frame. The second period and the start of the third is where both teams shrunk the ice, minimizing chances for either side to get a good scoring opportunity. Edina’s Cowan did strike after the Hornets were given a power play, to extend the lead to 4-0 with over half the game to play. The Thunderhawks finally found a goal when Kyler Miller struck on the power play, to get them back within four goals. Grand Rapids played well in the second and third and won the two periods as they scored another power-play goal in the third. Edina held on to the 5-2 win and will face Chanhassen in the Championship game.

Joe Bertram allowed just two goals in the Hornets’ win over Grand Rapids.

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Gavin Uhlenkamp had an assist in the win over Cretin-Derham Hall.
Jake Risch lines up for a faceoff in the offensive zone.

John Hirschfeld scored the game tying goal and game winning goal in overtime.

Joey Gillespie has 31-31-62 this season for Cathedral.