Wednesday, March 9, 2011
1A Quarterfinals: Hermantown def. Alexandria
By MNSO Staff
Xcel Energy Center - St. Paul, MN.
#2 Hermantown 5
Garrett Srbich: 1 goal, 11 shots
Jared Thomas: 1 goal, 1 assist
Chris Benson: 1 goal, 1 assist
Connor Lucas: 13 saves
1-4 on power play
Jordan Domine: 1 goal
Ben Allen: 44 saves
0-1 on power play
The 2011 Boys' State Hockey Tourney opened Wednesday with second-seeded, No.2 Hermantown easily dispatching Alexandria, 5-1.
Cardinals survived a scoreless first period by blocking shots and
relying on goalie Ben Allen. The Alex backstop had 15 saves in the first
The second period opened with Alexandria's only goal,
and a flurry of goals came immediately after. In the time it takes to
run to the fridge, the game was decided.
Jordan Domine scored five
seconds into the period, beating Hawks goalie Connor Lucas. Domine's
18th goal of the year gave the Cardinals a shocking 1-0 lead in a game
in which they were badly outplayed.
Hermantown responded quickly and
authoritatively. Garrett Skrbich netted his 40th of the season
44-seconds after Domine's tally to tie the game. The Hawks then scored
three more goals in the next three minutes to put the game out of reach.