Boys’ hockey falls to Eden Prairie

Jeremy Pastir, Staff Writer

Although they looked to avenge their 6-5 overtime loss to Section Rival Eden Prairie, the boy’s hockey team fell once again 5-2 on February 8, 2014 , extending their losing streak to 4 games. BSM struck first midway through the first period with a goal from Jacob Holmers—- however—- EP would answer before the period ended, and it wasn’t until the end of the 3rd that the Red Knights would find the net again.

It was apparent from the beginning that this game would be physical—- resulting in a surplus of roughing and unsportsmanlike penalties in the 2nd and 3rd periods. BSM would end with 22 penalty minutes, and EP would end with 18. However, this is where EP capitalized, and the Red Knights did not. The Eagles converted on 2 of their 4 power plays—-whereas BSM couldn’t convert one, despite given 6 opportunities.

Another area of concern for the Red Knights was simply converting shots in general, as they peppered EP goaltender Jake Gerdes with 44—- he saved 42 of them. EP however only took 22 shots, but converted on the underperforming goaltending from both Ryan Bischel and Jalen Long.

This game will have major Section implications, and will raise some concern for the Red Knights who could easily face the Eagles in the Section round of the section playoffs, and are certainly bound to face opponents just as, if not more skilled than Eden Prairie. The boy’s hockey team looks to snap this losing streak against Cretin-Derham Hall on February 11, 2014.