Posted On: 02/9/21 7:18 PM

A big hockey night in Minnesota game between unranked Stillwater (4-1-0) and number 7 ranked Cretin-Derham Hall (6-0-0). A feeling out process so to speak, as the first period went scoreless. CDH jumped to an early lead in the shot department up 5-1, but later finished the first with 6 shots each.

Something had to give though as each team has averaged more than 4.5 goals per game coming into Thursday’s contest.

Stillwater head coach Greg Zanon, the former Minnesota Wild defender, threw his fourth line out midway through the 2nd period to provide a spark to this even-sided game, and it worked to perfection. 11th grader Carter Bies took the most of the opportunity as he was a human wrecking ball out there. Bies's physical effort trapped Cretin-Derham Hall in their own zone which led to Brendan Bernier scoring his first career varsity goal from the slot assisted by Gunnar Arens and Carter Bies.

Another first varsity goal was scored, 11th-grade defender Thomas Lindeberg netted his first as he beats Marko Belak over the shoulder late in the 2nd period, giving Stillwater a 2-0 lead. 

Despite an impressive first

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