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La Salle wins in OT, tops Holy Ghost for 3A Flyers Cup title

COLMAR — Chase Hannon’s goal six minutes and 19 seconds into overtime Tuesday night provided both vindication and elation for the La Salle hockey team.

“It’s awesome. I lost in the Flyers Cup in overtime my sophomore year so to win it in overtime was great redemption, a great time, and I’ll never forget it,” said Hannon.

The 3A Flyers Cup Champs battled for nearly 60 minutes of hockey with rival Holy Ghost, coming away with a hard-earned 2-1 victory in front of a standing-room-only crowd at Hatfield Ice.

Hannon scored twice and goalie Aries Carangi made 34 saves to ensure that the Explorers clutched the cup.

“Everyone was competing out there, came ready to play,” Hannon said. “You can’t ask for anything more than that.”

Holy Ghost’s Patrick Slook makes a diving attempt to stop La Salle’s James Carpenter. (Kev Hunter/MediaNews Group)

Both goalies – Carangi and Holy Ghost’s Colin Mudrick – played outstanding in net, keeping it a scoreless deadlock heading into the second period.

John Seravalli gave Ghost a 1-0 lead but then Hannon answered for the Explorers eight minutes later.

It would stay 1-1 throughout the third and into OT.

Goalie Aries Carangi and La Salle talk at the bench during a timeout. (Kev Hunter/MediaNews Group)

The Explorers had a feeling this was their time.

“I was also a part of that team that lost in overtime, my sophomore year,” echoed Carangi. “I was out due to injury and it felt like I couldn’t help my team at all. So it felt really good to be out there tonight and do my job and help them get this win tonight.”

The two squads went shot for shot – 35 for each – and battled into the late hours.

“It was one heck of a game,” Explorers coach Walter Muehlbronner said. “Holy Ghost battled really really hard and had some great opportunities. Aries played phenomenal and I think their goaltender played tremendous. It was just a great game.”

Holy Ghost goalie Colin Mudrick makes a diving save against La Salle. (Kev Hunter/MediaNews Group)

Hannon ripped a shot from up top, sneaking it over the left shoulder of Mudrick. The Explorers burst from the bench and onto the ice.

Mudrick turned away 33 La Salle shots in the contest.

“It’s one of the best games I’ve ever been involved with,” Ghost coach Gump Whiteside. “Both teams played really well. Our boys really responded well and I’m just really proud of the effort our kids gave.”

La Salle 2, Holy Ghost 1

Holy Ghost 0 1 0 0 – 1

La Salle 0 1 0 1 – 2

Second Period

HG-John Seravalli (Shaun Moore), 3:23; L-Chase Hannon, 11:49.


L-Hannon (Evan Golato, Ryan Desmond), 6:19.

Shots: HG 35; L 35.

Saves: Colin Mudrick (HG) 33; Aries Carangi (L) 34.



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