Boys Hockey: AA #1 Cretin-Derham Hall holds off Stillwater in fast, physical 4-1 game

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Cretin-Derham Hall lived up to their newly-earned #1-ranking in Class AA, outskating Stillwater 4-1 in a fast, and at-times chippy, clash at Charles Schulz Arena in St Paul on Thursday night.

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With the win Cretin-Derham Hall wraps up the Suburban East Conference regular season title (12-0 in SEC). They also likely secured the #1-seed in the upcoming Section 3AA Tournament.

The Raiders high-flying Fisher brothers accounted for three of their four goals – one by senior Drew in the third period sandwiched between two from younger brother and junior Jake.

Cretin-Derham Hall senior Drew Fisher watches as his shot fired from one knee finds the top corner of the Stillwater net over Ponies goalie Tomas Anderson in the third period of the Raiders’ 4-1 win over Stillwater on Thursday night – KSTP Sports

Attila Lippai opened the scoring for CDH in with the only goal in the first period.

After Jake Fisher’s first tally staked the Raiders to a 2-0 lead in the second, Stillwater’s Daniel Roeske scored what turned out to be the Ponies only goal of the night to cut the lead to 2-1.

Drew Fisher’s goal six minutes into the third had it 3-1 CDH before Jake Fisher’s empty-netter late closed out the scoring.

Gabe Rasmussen and Luke McCarthy each had two assists for the Raiders, who outshot Stillwater 46-29.

The third period was marred by a fairly serious skirmish that resulted in penalties being called on 11 of the 12 players on the ice. Players came together after a loose puck had been whistled dead at the side of the Stillwater net.

Marko Belak made 29 saves for Cretin-Derham Hall who backed up this week’s ascension to #1 in the Class AA rankings. They improved to 20-3 this season.

Tomas Anderson had 42 saves for Stillwater, who drop to 15-7-1.

Cretin-Derham Hall has a potential rescheduling of a game postponed from earlier this season ahead. If that game is not rescheduled, their regular season is complete.

Stillwater is scheduled to close their regular season next Thursday at Holy Family.