Greenway beats Mahtomedi in overtime to advance to Class A Championship Game

March 08, 2019 05:52 PM

The No. 4 seeded Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin Raiders upset No. 1 Mahtomedi Zephyrs, 3-2, in overtime. After a scoreless first period, Raiders junior forward Ben Troumbly scored the game-winning goal, his second goal of the game, just 23 seconds into the overtime.

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The Raiders got on the board first with a second period goal by junior forward Donte Lawson. Mahtomedi tied the game and then one minute and 12 seconds later went ahead, 2-1, with goals off the sticks of junior forward Nikolai Dulak and senior forward Kory Pilarski, respectively. With just 1:45 remaining in regulation, Raiders’ Troumbly tied the game and then in overtime hit the inside of the net to give Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin the upset and the victory. Point leaders for the Raiders were Lawson and Troumbly with three points each. Senior defenseman Cameron Lanz had two assists to round out the scoring for the Raiders.

Mahtomedi finished the game with a 37-29 advantage in the final shot tally, including an impressive 20 shots on goal in the third period. 

Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin junior goalie Logan Wright captured the win saving 35 shots in the game, giving him 56 for the tournament. Mahtomedi ninth-grade goalie Ben Dardis had 26 saves in the contest, giving him a two-game total of 33. 

The No. 4 Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin Raiders will meet the No. 2 St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders on Saturday, March 9 at noon at Xcel Energy Center. No. 1 Mahtomedi will face off against No. 3 East Grand Forks on Saturday at 9 a.m. in the third-place game at Xcel Energy Center.

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