St. Thomas hockey: Titles come in threes

| March 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
From left, senior forward Jack Stang, senior forward Danny McManus, sophomore defenseman Seamus Donohue, junior defenseman Zach Weier and senior forward Alex Johnson of St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights celebrate their team’s 5-4 win over Hermantown in the Class A championship game March 9 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The win gave the Cadets a three-peat in Class A, with all of their wins in the finals coming against Hermantown. St. Thomas Academy will move up to Class AA next season. STA senior goalie David Zevnik won the Frank Brimsek Senior Goalie Award. Zevnik helped the Cadets to their third consecutive Class A championship by compiling a 1.20 goals-against average and a .939 save percentage. In Class AA, Hill-Murray lost to Edina 4-2 in the finals to finish second for the second year in a row. Last year, the Pioneers lost to Benilde-St. Margaret’s in the championship game. Dr. Peter Bretzman / For The Catholic Spirit

From left, senior forward Jack Stang, senior forward Danny McManus, sophomore defenseman Seamus Donohue, junior defenseman Zach Weier and senior forward Alex Johnson of St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights celebrate their team’s 5-4 win over Hermantown in the Class A championship game March 9 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The win gave the Cadets a three-peat in Class A, with all of their wins in the finals coming against Hermantown. St. Thomas Academy will move up to Class AA next season. STA senior goalie David Zevnik won the Frank Brimsek Senior Goalie Award. Zevnik helped the Cadets to their third consecutive Class A championship by compiling a 1.20 goals-against average and a .939 save percentage. In Class AA, Hill-Murray lost to Edina 4-2 in the finals to finish second for the second year in a row. Last year, the Pioneers lost to Benilde-St. Margaret’s in the championship game.
Dr. Peter Bretzman / For The Catholic Spirit

The day after the tournament, senior forward Grant Besse of Benilde-St. Margaret’s, pictured, was named Mr. Hockey. As a junior, Besse scored all five of his team’s goals in the Class AA championship game against Hill-Murray, a 5-2 win. Besse picked up where he left off last year, scoring 48 goals for the Red Knights this season. The team advanced to the Class 2A Section 6 finals, losing to Way­zata 5-2.

The day after the tournament, senior forward Grant Besse of Benilde-St. Margaret’s, pictured, was named Mr. Hockey. As a junior, Besse scored all five of his team’s goals in the Class AA championship game against Hill-Murray, a 5-2 win. Besse picked up where he left off last year, scoring 48 goals for the Red Knights this season. The team advanced to the Class 2A Section 6 finals, losing to Way­zata 5-2.

 

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