The Scholastic Cup Finals are set it will be (1) Loyola v (2) New Trier Green.
By Evan Poulakidas
New Trier advanced with a two game sweep of Stevenson. The first game featured an overtime win by Green, when 5 minutes into overtime John Robinson’s 20 foot wrist shot found it’s mark. The game was a thrilling back and forth contest. Game 2 of New Trier Stevenson series was scoreless late into the 3rd period. Stevenson was given two penalties late in the game. On the 5-3 advantage, Green’s Tyler Baird’s shot from the top of the right circle broke the deadlock. With under 2 minutes to play Stevenson had their own 5-3 which turned into a 6-3 as they pulled their goalie for the extra attacker. New Trier’s defense kept the Patriots to the outside for most of the time and held on for the win and sweep.
Game 1 of the Loyola, Glenbrook North series was a defensive struggle for most of the game. Loyola would score a 1st period power play goal that would stand up until with 22 seconds left to play Gold would score their 2nd goal to win game one 2-0. In game 2, Gold jumped out to a 2 goal lead, but GBN came back and scored 3 straight goals in the 2nd period. Gold would tie the game midway thru the 3rd period leading the teams into overtime. With just over 4 minutes gone in the OT, GBN’s Matt Dahlke raced around the Gold net and his wrap around goal gave GBN the win and tied the series at 1. Game 3 lived up to it’s billing. Gold again raced out to a large lead. The game was scoreless moving into the 2nd period. Each team traded goals but then Gold scored 2 straight to end the 2nd period. Gold opened the 3rd period with a power play goal and pushed the lead to 4-1. GBN stormed back with two consecutive power play goals to cut the lead to 4-3 with about 7 minutes to play. GBN pressed but and had some good looks but Gold’s Hugh Brady was able to close the door and with the win Gold will move on to face rival New Trier Green in the finals.
You can see the finals on the SHL Network broadcast live on the Cube. Dates and times to be announced. Follow the Scholastic Hockey League on scholastichockeyleague.org.
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