Nanne, Edina Fall to Red Knights

ST. PAUL – In one of the most thrilling games of the young tournament, Benilde-St. Margaret's scored with under a minute remaining to break a 2-2 tie to beat the Edina Hornets in the opening round of the Tourney.

It was a surprise to the crowd when these two high-powered offenses were struggling to score in the first period. Edina had multiple powerplay chances but couldn't score on a Red Knights defense that has been stellar of late. With both teams struggling to find the net, the first period ended in a 0-0 tie.

The second period started with Edina taking a penalty for hooking, giving the dangerous Benilde powerplay an opportunity. The Red Knights capitalized on a goal by future Wisconsin Badger Grant Besse with assists going to Christian Horn and T.J. Moore.

Edina had to kill of another penalty before they got their own chance with the man advantage at 13:27 of the second. Defenseman Jack Walker of the Hornets tied the game at 1-1 with a nice shot at 13:41. After an exciting second period the teams went to intermission in a 1-1 battle.

It didn't take long for the Red Knights to regain the lead as Colorado College commit Dan Labosky scored just 17 seconds into the final frame.

Finding themselves behind again, the Hornets battled back and scored 20 seconds later to tie the game on star sophomore Connor Hurley netted a goal for Edina, tying the game at 2-2.

With the teams deadlocked, it looked as those the game was headed to overtime but Christian Horn found himself on a breakaway in the final minute of the game. He didn't waste his opportunity as he fired and scored the game-winning goal at 16:36.

"Just hearing the entire place full of 18,000 people go insane, you know everyone is rooting for you," said Horn. "It was easily one of the best moments of my life."

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