Woodbury boys hockey: Royals edged by Cretin Derham-Hall
Woodbury overcame a 39-18 shot difference to keep Cretin-Derham Hall on the heels of their skates.
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.