There will be a new champion in Class AA boys hockey this season as the Wayzata Trojans, with five different players scoring, beat the defending Class AA champion Benilde-St. Margaret's Red Knights 5-2 Wednesday night in the Section 6AA championship game at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis.
It was the third time the two teams met this season. The Trojans took the first game and the Red Knights won the second. Chase Jungels put BSM ahead, driving down the right boards and fired an outside shot into the net. Wayzata tied the game on a power play goal from Kyle Olson.
The Red Knights scored the first goal of the second period as Jungels scored after the faceoff to the right of Trojan goalie Aaron Dingmann. The Trojans would knot the game at two on Jalen Wall's goal from the right corner and following a couple of saves from BSM goalie Andrew Sprang, Chandler Lindstrand scored from the left point.
Wayzata solidified its first trip to St. Paul since 2004 with two more goals. Chase Haller scored rebounding his own shot and Matthew Freytag scored from the left corner. BSM could not get back in the game as Wayzata played outstanding defense and Dingmann played a solid game in goal
. Jack Jablonski, the BSM boys hockey player who was paralyzed last season was in attendance, sitting in the arena's club level and described Grant Besse's five goal performance in last year's championship game as "one for the history books."
Pat O'Leary, Wayzata's head coach was a member of the Gopher hockey team that won the NCAA title in 2002.