Greyhounds edge Grand Rapids 4-3, capture fifth straight Section 7AA boys hockey title
Super-junior defenseman Phil Beaulieu had a goal and an assist to lead Duluth East to a 4-3 victory over Grand Rapids on Thursday night. Howie / HowieBlog.com
Duluth East defeated Grand Rapids 4-3 in the Section 7AA high school boys hockey championship game Thursday night at Amsoil Arena, to advance to the Minnesota Class 2A state tournament for the fifth straight year and eighth time in the last 11 seasons.
Alex Toscano scored the game-winning goal for the Greyhounds, and teammate Phil Beaulieu had a goal and an assist.
Jack Kolar and Jack Forbort also scored for Duluth East.
Duluth East will face a yet-to-be-determined opponent in a state quarterfinal game Thursday.
“I’m really proud of the team,” said Greyhounds sophomore defenseman Alex Trapp
. “Everybody showed up, bought into our system, and played the way we should. Props to Grand Rapids, they were a challenge both times we played them and they are a great team. Hopefully we can play the same next week.”