St. Cloud Cathedral beats East Grand Forks 6-2 in Class A Semifinals

March 08, 2019 03:22 PM

No. 2 seed St. Cloud Cathedral advances to the Class A State Championship game after defeating #3 East Grand Forks, 6-2, on Friday at Xcel Energy Center. 

St. Cloud Cathedral junior forward Jack Smith led the Crusaders in scoring with two goals. Junior forward Blake Perbix had three points for St. Cloud Cathedral, netting an empty net goal at the end of the game and assisting in two earlier goals. Teammate sophomore forward Cullen Hiltner also had three points, scoring one goal and two assists and junior forward Nate Warner had two assists. Five other St. Cloud Cathedral skaters factored into the scoring. 

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East Grand Forks finished the game with a 35-26 advantage in the final shot tally, including 16 shots on goal in the second period, double that of the Crusaders that period. 

Crusaders’ senior goalie Noah Amundson earned the win saving 33 shots in the game. Green Wave’s senior goalie Tucker Brown had 20 saves in the contest. 

St. Cloud Cathedral will play for the Class A Championship title against the #1 Mahtomedi/ #4 Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin winner on Saturday, March 9 at noon at Xcel Energy Center. East Grand Forks will play the loser of that matchup on Friday at 9 a.m. for third-place honors.

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