Edina returns to State Hockey Tourney with 5-1 win over Benilde-St Margaret's

February 28, 2019 02:30 AM

Close most of the way, the Edina Hornets hit the gas late to earn a closer-than-the-score-may-seem 5-1 win over Benilde-St Margaret's in the Section 6AA Boys Hockey Championship.

Click the video box on this page to see KSTP Sports' highlights of the Edina Hornets 5-1 win over Benilde-St Margaret's in the Section 2AA Boys Hockey Championship game

Scoreless through the first period, Edina's Mason Nevers converted on a 5-on-3 power play early in the second period for the first goal of the game.

Still 1-0 into the third, Edina's Brett Chorske added another 1:07 into the final frame before Benilde-St Margaret's got on the board three minutes later with a Jonah Mortenson goal to cut the Hornets lead back to 2-1.

But Edina took the game over with three goals in span of 2:17 later in the third.

Jett Jungels made a superb weave through the Red Knights defense to make it 3-1 with just under seven minutes to go.

Grant Morton scored 45-seconds later and Kevin Delaney followed another 1:32 after that.

When the smoke cleared, Edina was up 5-1 and on their way to their 16th State Tournament appearance since the current two-class format emerged in 1994.

The Hornets will open play in the Class AA State Quarterfinals on Thursday, March 7th at the Xcel Energy Center.  The State Tournament bracket will be announced Saturday morning, March 2nd.

Click here to check out KSTP Sports' "Section Hockey Central" with all the scores, brackets and links to highlights of selected games from the 2019 Section Hockey Playoffs

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Chris Long

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