Woodbury boys hockey: Cretin-Derham Hall too much for Royals; Rosemount up this weekVictories remained elusive for Woodbury in the early portion of the season, with the team dropping its second straight in a row in Suburban East Conference play.
By: Mike Longaecker, edtior, Woodbury Bulletin
Victories remained elusive for Woodbury in the early portion of the season, with the team dropping its second straight in a row in Suburban East Conference play.
The Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders beat the Royals 4-1 on Thursday, Dec. 13, dropping Woodbury’s season record to 2-3-2. Despite two ties, the Royals remain in search of their first conference victory. The Cretin loss put Woodbury in ninth place in the 10-team conference.
The Raiders lodged two first-period goals by Patrick Cullen and Jim Buckingham. Cretin made it a 3-0 game in the second period behind a Joe Dekker goal.
Woodbury recorded its lone goal later in the second period on a shot by freshman forward Sasha Choporov. He was assisted by senior forward Ford Pendleton.
The Royals wouldn’t get any closer; Cretin sealed the game with Derek Olmschenk’s goal in the third period.
The two teams tied in shots on goal at 30. Woodbury goaltender Connor Kwiatkowki stopped 26 shots faced.
Up next for the Royals is nonconference foe Rosemount. The road game is set for a 7 p.m. puck drop Thursday, Dec. 20.