Prep and St. Albans Tie 3-3

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The Hoyas and Saint Albans battled to a 3-3 tie Friday night in front of another standing room only crowd at Cabin John. Once again the stage was set for another heated rival game against one of the IAC and MAPHL’s best teams. The first period was filled with many opportunities, with the Hoyas keeping a lot of the action in their offensive zone for the second half of the period. Despite the frequent chances on both ends the goalies were able to keep the game scoreless heading into the second period. St. Albans broke through late in the second with a short-handed goal, but Prep was quick to respond with a goal by Ben Holman assisted by Michael Curran just a few minutes later to tie the game 1-1. Going into the third, things got heated between the two rivals and the penalty box had a lot of visitors. Tom Olson kicked off the scoring just a minute into the period with an unassisted goal. St. Albans tied the score at 2 before committing a non-releasable 5 minute major for boarding. The Hoya power play started out quick with a goal by Daniel Cole assisted by MacDowell Johnston and James Flannery; however the boys were unable to strike again on the long power play and clung to a 3-2 lead before St. Albans stuck with 53 seconds left to tie it up 3-3. With no overtime in the regular season, the Hoyas were only able to pickup 1 point in the standings. This was a very valuable point against one of the strongest teams in the league and one that is ranked just ahead of Prep in the number 6 spot in the area. Despite the tie, the Hoyas were able to help their playoff push and gain momentum going in their game against DeMatha on Monday.

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