State boys hockey: East salvages trip to state with consolation title
By: Rick Weegman, Duluth News Tribune
The Greyhounds scored three power-play goals and goalie Dylan Parker made 35 saves as the Greyhounds salvaged a trophy by winning the Class AA fifth-place game Saturday at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis.
Dom Toninato scored on the power play at 12:38 of the second period and linemate and fellow Mr. Hockey candidate Jake Randolph had two power-play goals in the third period to carry the Greyhounds (29-2) to victory. The Mr. Hockey award will be handed out at a presentation this afternoon in St. Paul.
Steven Holappa scored 12:02 into the first period to put East ahead early.
The only goal Parker allowed came off the stick of Eric Peterson in the final minute of the second period.
Duluth East: 1-1-2—4
First period — 1. DE, Steven Holappa (Jack Forbort), 12:02.
Second period — 2. DE, Dom Toninato (Nate Repensky), 12:38 (pp); 3. E, Eric Peterson (Will Peterson), 16:07.
Third period — 4. DE, Jake Randolph (Meirs Moore, Repensky), 3:46 (pp); 5. DE, Randolph (Toninato, Trevor Olson), 13:34 (pp).
Saves — Christian Butler, E, 21; Dylan Parker, DE, 35.