March 9, 2007 @ Mariucci Arena 10 AM
Overtime was not kind to Hill-Murray for the second consecutive day. This time it took a second overtime before David Eddy's shot won the game for tournament newcomer Woodbury. Eddy, who also scored the overtime winner in the section final, skated down the slot and blasted in Dane Erickson's pass from behind the goal line. The loss ends another successful season by Hill-Murray; the Section 3 champions finish with a record of 23-6-1.
Woodbury spent much of the first period in the Hill-Murray end despite taking only six shots, and Nick Jarrett tipped a long shot at 5:27 for the only goal of the period.
In the second period, Jarrett intercepted a pass near the Hill-Murray blue line, creating an odd man rush. Jimmy Syvertsen's weak angle shot went in for a 2-0 lead.
Faced with a two goal deficit, Hill-Murray got back in the game with two goals in the final 2:04 of the second period. Nick Widing and Tyler Zepeda worked a give-and-go out of the left corner, and Widing put in a backhand shot from close range. Then Ryan Furne's turnaround shot from the slot found the back of the net to tie the game seven seconds before the horn sounded.
Ed LeTourneau, dressing for the first time in almost two months in place of Nick Larson, helped worked the puck out from behind the net to set up Hill-Murray's go ahead goal at 5:03 of the third. Dave Cascalenda scored the goal with a shot to the blocker side from 20 feet. Tory Pearson also picked up an assist on the play.
Hill-Murray appeared in control after scoring three straight goals, but Ben Goff scored into the upper corner on a breakaway for Woodbury with 6:55 to play.
The Pioneers continued to spend extended time in the Woodbury zone for the rest of regulation and the first overtime, coming closest when Bo Dolan stickhandled around two players and put a shot off the bottom of the crossbar with 30 seconds left in regulation. That seemed to epitomize the tournament for Hill-Murray: tantalizingly close but not quite enough to win.
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