Boys Hockey | St. Paul Academy 2, Lourdes 1, OT

It's not showing in the team's record, but Rochester Lourdes is playing better hockey each time it takes the ice.

It also helps to have a goalie who stops nearly everything thrown his way.

The Eagles didn't get back into the win column on Saturday, but they hung with one of the state's better teams, falling 2-1 in overtime to St. Paul Academy at Graham Arena.

Lourdes (1-10-1 overall) led 1-0 until SPA's Drew Blackmun scored an unassisted goal halfway through the third period. Riley Bowman then scored 1:34 into overtime to give No. 13-ranked SPA (9-3-0) the victory.

The loss overshadowed another excellent performance by Eagles goalie Jack Burkel. The junior made 47 saves, including 35 through the first two periods, as Lourdes was outshot 49-25 in the game.


Lourdes took a 1-0 lead with 42 seconds to go in the first period on a goal by Tucker Chapman. Ben Walston and Mason Carstens assisted on the play.

Lourdes plays at No. 6-ranked Mankato West in a key Section 1A matchup at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

SPA 2, Lourdes 1, OT



St. Paul Academy: Drew Blackmun 1 goal; Riley Bowman 1 goal; Dev McCabe 1 assist; Justin Jallen 1 assist; Noah Parker 24 saves.

Rochester Lourdes: Jack Burkel 47 saves; Tucker Chapman 1 goal; Ben Walston 1 assist; Mason Carstens 1 assist.

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