State boys hockey: Edina rallies to beat Duluth East in Class AA semifinalMiguel Fidler, Tyler Nanne and Andy Jordahl all scored goals — the latter two 19 seconds apart — to lift Edina to a 3-2 victory over Duluth East in a Minnesota Class AA high school boys hockey semifinal tonight at Xcel Energy Center.
By: Rick Weegman, Duluth News Tribune
ST. PAUL — Two years ago, Duluth East beat Edina at Xcel Energy Center in one of the six overtime periods it played in that state tournament.
Last year, the Greyhounds topped the Hornets in the consolation round at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis.
The site again was different last December, but the result the same as East handled Edina at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis in a consolation game of the Schwan Cup.
The scene was repeating itself in tonight’s Minnesota Class AA high school boys hockey semifinals until the third period. That’s when Miguel Fidler, Tyler Nanne and Andy Jordahl all scored goals — the latter two 19 seconds apart — to lift Edina to a 3-2 victory before a near-sellout crowd at Xcel Energy Center.
The defeat ended East’s 17-game win streak and sent the second-seeded Greyhounds (25-5) into Saturday’s third-place game against either Hill-Murray or Wayzata at 4 p.m. at Xcel. The third-seeded Hornets (24-6) advance into the title game at 7.
Fidler smacked home a rebound of a Parker Reno slap shot for the tying goal at 4:11, the first to get past East goaltender Dylan Parker all tournament.
Nanne brought the puck into East’s zone but fanned on a shot, only to glove the clearing attempt and rip the wrist shot past Parker for a 2-1 lead at 11:19. All alone in the slot, Jordahl received a backhand pass from Dylan Malmquist and flicked it off the left post 19 seconds later.
Meirs Moore gave East a chance with a wicked slap shot from the top of the left faceoff circle at 15:14 after an odd carom in the corner bounced straight to the senior defenseman.
But the Greyhounds never got the chance at an equalizer.
Senior Alex Toscano ripped a wrist shot to the right edge past goalie Willie Benjamin for the only goal of the first period.