Springfield Cathedral vs. St. John's Prep, overtime
9:21 overtime: St. John's Prep 4, Cathedral 3 -- After a sprawling save by John Liquori on a shot by Brian Pinho, the rebound came out to a streaking Sam Kurker, who tallied his 29th goal of the season to send the Eagles home with the overtime win. Tyler Bird gets the second assist.
Springfield Cathedral vs. St. John's Prep, third period
After 45 minutes of play, St. John's Prep and Springfield Cathedral are tied at 3-3. There will now be a 12-minute overtime period.
5:41 3rd period: St. John's Prep 3, Cathedral 3 -- Peter Crinella picks up the puck in the offensive end and registers a shorthanded goal to bring the Panthers back even with the Eagles.
3:28 3rd period: St. John's Prep 3, Cathedral 2 -- Brian Pinho tallies his 16th goal of the season, unassisted, as he rifled a power play goal past John Liquori.
Springfield Cathedral vs. St. John's Prep, second period
9:57 2nd period: St. John's Prep 2, Cathedral 2 -- Peter Crinella's shot from the left faceoff circle was deflected wide by David Letarte, but Frank Crinella was there to tally his second goal of the period.
7:44 2nd period: St. John's Prep 2, Cathedral 1 -- Frank Crinella picked off a pass at his defensive blue line, outskated a defender, and tucked a backhander over the pad of St. John's goalie David Letarte for his 13th goal of the season.
0:53 2nd period: St. John's Prep 2, Cathedral 0 -- Nick Pandelena finds the loose puck to the right of Cathedral's net and squeezes it in between John Liquori and the near post.
Springfield Cathedral vs. St. John's Prep, first period
1:28 1st period: St. John's Prep 1, Cathedral 0 -- Andrew Brandano takes the pass from Nic Gianelli and sneaks it past John Liquori glove-side. Jack McCarthy gets the other assist on the goal.
We are live from Lawler Arena on the campus of Merrimack College for the first round of Super 8 hockey. In the third game this afternoon, No. 3 St. John's Prep will take on No. 6 Springfield Cathedral. We will be providing updates here throughout the day, so stay tuned for what is sure to be an intense day of hockey action.
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