SJP wins it, 11-6, over BC High.
Back with more -- both recaps and video -- on both of today's battles later.
SJP, 11-6 (1:34, 4th)
St. John's Prep pushed its lead as high as seven, but BC High just struck for a pair of late goals (finally showing some sparks on offense) and the visitors lead, 11-6, with 1:34 to play.
SJP, 9-4 (9:26, 4th)
St. John's Prep erupted for three goals in a span of just 19 seconds to blow the roof right off this game.
The visitors attacked after each faceoff and the goals simply snowballed, putting this game essentially out of reach as the Prep leads, 9-4, with 9:26 to go.
SJP, 6-3 (end of 3rd)
St. John's Prep strikes for two third-period goals to extend its lead and boasts a 6-3 advantage over BC High heading to the final frame.
BC High is still struggling to find itself offensively, so playing from behind is anything but ideal, particularly against a very stingy SJP squad.
David Barton and Tyler Cash have both been rock solid in net.
SJP, 6-3 (0:58, 3rd)
St. John's Prep got a fluky goal when the ball managed to hop in the net after BC High keeper David Barton made the initial save, then John Jennings added another tally a short time later as the visitors have expanded their lead to 6-3 with 58 seconds to play in the third quarter.
SJP, 4-3 (half)
Welcome to James Cotter Field at Viola Stadium.
St. John's Prep leads BC High, 4-3, coming out of the intermission. Glad to see we didn't miss one team pulling away.
Back with more throughout the second half.
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