FREE Recap: Minnesota HS Sectionals. Prior Lake vs Holy Family

#4 Prior Lake Skates by  #5 Holy Family 3-1

Neutral Zone watched the Section 2AA Quarterfinal matchup between the host Prior Lake Lakers and Holy Family. Prior Lake entered the game as the #4 seed in 2AA, while Holy Family was the #5 seed. The two teams met earlier in the year, with Holy Family skating away with a 3-1 victory at the beginning of December.

The first period was competitive, with each team generating some good chances. Prior Lake held the edge in shots 12-6. The game remained scoreless until 8 minutes to go in the period. On the PP, Prior Lake shot a puck in from the point, the puck was saved but bounced up into the air, where Alex Bump #19 (F, L, 6’0″, 180, Prior Lake HS, 11/20/2003, Vermont) batted the puck past the goalie for the 1-0 lead. Prior Lake looked to be heading to the room up 1-0, however with just over a minute left, Parker Osborn #9 (F, L, 5’9″, 150, Holy Family Catholic, 04/06/2005) capitalized in front on the PP. The game would head to the first break knotted at one.

The second period was similar to the first. A competitive period, with Prior Lake getting the better of the chances. With about 12 minutes to go in the stanza, Alex Bump #19 (F, L, 6’0″, 180, Prior Lake HS, 11/20/2003, Vermont)  drove the puck wide and beat a defender. As he cut to the net he centered a pass to a waiting Will Schumacher #14 (F, L, 5’10”, 166, Prior Lake HS, 05/04/2004) who one-timed the puck into the back of the net. The rest of the period was fast paced with each team trying to stretch the ice. The home team would take a 2-1 lead into the locker room with 17 minutes to play.

The third period went as expected as both teams tightened their defense in a one goal game. Both goalies, Kam Hendrickson #1 (G, R, 6’2″, 175, Holy Family Catholic, 01/09/2006) for Holy Family and Trevor Boschee #1 (G, L, 5’11”, 150, Prior Lake HS, 07/11/2003) for Prior Lake were strong and made some key saves. The game would remain 2-1 until the final minute. Holy Family took a penalty and on the ensuing Power Play, Schumacher scored his second of the game, with the assist going to Bump. Prior Lake gets the 3-1 victory and moves on.

Prior Lake advances to play Eden Prairie on February 26th.

Three Stars

  1. Will Schumacher, Prior Lake
  2. Alex Bump, Prior Lake
  3. Parker Osborn, Holy Family

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