Hermantown and Cathedral Clear Benches in State Tournament Brawl

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You knew the Hermantown vs Cathedral game was going to have fireworks right when the puck dropped late this morning! Unlike a lot of the games so far this year, the game was moving at a hot and heavy pace from the first whistle.

Kids were getting lit up all over the ice too… How can you not love this tournament??? Hermantown had the edge though and Cathedral isn’t used to that (20-3-1 on season). As the period went along and the Hermantown lead grew to 2-0, the game got especially chippy.

Nobody is surprised when these private school kids have issues accepting failure..

The frustration boiled over at the end of the period when cheap shots here and some pushes there… lead to a bench clearing brawl. How can you stop yourself from falling in love with hockey?

If you didn’t already have this game on, you’d better turn your TV to KSTP 45 because we are only getting started in the second period, where 8 kids total started the period in the box.

I’d be shocked if Cathedral rolls over and dies…

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan

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