ST. PAUL - The St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders lost in overtime 6-5 to the defending 1A champions Hermantown Hawks.

Cathedral held an early 2-0 lead after a couple quick goals from Connor Beltz and Micheal Spethmann.

The Crusaders let the early lead slip away when Hermantown tied the contest up 2-2.

Just over two minutes after the Hawks tied things up, the Crusaders were winning 5-2 after scoring three goals in a short time. The goals were scored by Reagan Garden, Jake VanHalbeck, and the 2nd from Beltz.

Looking at a three goal deficit the Hermantown Hawks turned it on. They out-shot Cathedral in the final 2 periods 41-15. The game would enter the 3rd with the Crusaders up 5-3.

Hermantown scored an important goal 55 seconds into the 3rd period to bring the game within one. Cathedral held on with all it could but the Hawks scored a few minutes later tying the contest at 5.

The two teams would not score again in regulation.

In OT the Hawks were flying, out shooting the Crusaders 11-0. Hermantown would score at the 7:38 mark into overtime sending the Hawks to the 1A championship game.

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