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Woodbury boys hockey: Royals edged by Cretin Derham-Hall

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Woodbury overcame a 39-18 shot difference to keep Cretin-Derham Hall on the heels of their skates.

The Royals came short of upsetting the Suburban East contender in a 2-1 loss on Thursday, Dec. 19. Alec Wonsmos had tied the game for the Royals 1-1 on a power play goal, assisted by Jack Glaeser in the second period. Joe Dekker prevented overtime and put the Raiders ahead midway through the third period.

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Royals goalie Austen Macalus had stopped 37 shots, and he had a .949 save percentage. The loss dropped the Royals to 3-5 overall and 1-5 in the SEC.

It came on the heels of a tough defensive performance against SEC front-runner White Bear Lake on Dec. 14. The Royals fell 4-1, but the held the Bears to a season-low 23 shots.

“Great team defensive effort,” Royals coach Wes Bolin said.

The Royals had trailed by only a goal with a couple minutes remaining in that game. They gave up a pair of goals with the goalie out to give them the extra offensive player.

This week, the Royals will play at a holiday tournament in South Saint Paul, starting Thursday. The field includes a few metro and out-state teams, including Class A runner-up Hermantown.

—Matthew Davis

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