St. Thomas Academy wins 1A state title, and Edina wins 2A state title on Saturday.
For the 1A, St. Thomas Academy defeated Hermantown despite trailing 4-2 after the second period at the Xcel Energy Center. With a final score of 5-4, it is their third win in three years. The school's overall record was 27-2-2, with the team losing only to Hill Murray and Minnetonka, According to The Mendota Heights Patch
Top scorers for St. Thomas Academy were Matt Perry with three goals, and Tom Novak with one in the final game, The Patch said.
For the 2A title, Edina beat No. 1 Hill-Murray 4-2. It is Edina's eighth hockey title in the school's history. Edina's record stood at 25-6-0 and they were the third seed coming into the State championship, MPR reported
The top scorer for Edina was Cullen Munson with two goals. The goaltender, Willie Benjamin stopped 25 shots from top-ranked Hill Murray, MPR said.
Next year, St. Thomas Academy will be moving up to the 2A class, and will go against high-ranked teams like Hill-Murray, Edina, Shattuck St. Mary's, and Duluth East.