End of game/overtime: Springfield Cathedral 2, Austin Prep 1
This one is going to give Austin Prep nightmares.
In a late push down the ice by Springfield Cathedral's Colin Fenton as he was chasing down the puck, he raced passed Austin Prep goalie Brendan Leahy. Looking to pass the puck back to a teammate, Fenton hit it off AP's Tim Benedetto and and right into the net, giving Springfield the win 2-1 at the 3:31 mark.
Fenton was credited with the goal, unassisted. I'm sure Austin Prep would argue the latter point.
It was a strong day for Springfield, which lost its opening game of the tournament to Hingham 4-2.
This was Austin Prep's first loss of the tournament after beating Xaverian 2-0.
End of regulation: Springfield Cathedral 1, Austin Prep 1
Austin Prep's Brendan Silk didn't waste much time. He tied the game two minutes into the period on a slap shot almost from the blue line. The assist went to Cam Gaudet.
There will be a 12-minute overtiime and then a shootout if we still don't have a winner.
End of the second period: Springfield Cathedral 1, Austin Prep 0
There's no change here. Springfield Cathedral's Dante Christofori now has 17 saves in the game — 10 in this period alone. He's putting on a performance here, especially in the face of an aggressive Austin Prep team that gets a lot of shots on goal.
End of first period: Springfield Cathedral 1, Austin Prep 0
Springfield Cathedral's Dante Christofori got a wish list goal in the first period to put his team up 1-0.
Cathedral's Colin Fenton got a quick pass to Christofori from behind the net to flick past Austin Prep goalie Brendan Leahy, who had four saves.
Cathedral goalie PJ D'Amario had seven saves in the first period to keep Austin Prep off the board.
LOWELL -- We're live at Tsongas Arena, prepping for the first game of tonight's Super 8 doubleheader between Austin Prep and Springfield Cathedral.
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