Junior Bryan Nelson had a goal and an assist in the third period for the Pioneers (1-2, 0-1 Catholic Central/West), but they couldn't come all the way back from a 2-0 first period deficit, falling to the host Panthers (2-0, 2-0) in a rematch from last season's Super 8 tournament. Junior Mario Pizzeri made 34 saves, while Mike McGillicuddy finished a feed from Nelson for the first St. John's goal.
Cathedral (Springfield) 3, St. John's (Shrewsbury) 2
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Springfield
Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, 9:11 a.m.