ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. -- Max Wendt's shootout goal, Friday, gave Benilde-St. Margaret's a 2-1 shootout win and four unanswered goals, Saturday, gave the Red Knights a plus-four goal differential as the varsity and JV combined for the title in the inaugural Champions' Cup.
Friday, BSM skated to a scoreless tie with Hermantown through 42 minutes but, with eight minutes, 16 seconds to play in regulation Luke Drews made his third shot on goal of the game count as it gave the Red Knights a 1-0 lead.
However, with their goalie pulled for an extra attacker, the Hawks got the equalizer with 21 seconds to play as the game officially end in a 1-1 tie.
The shootout was used to determine the winner for tournament purposes and, after he watched nine players from the two teams fail to find the back of the twine, Max Wendt ended the shootout as the 10th shooter.
The game was even in most statistical categories, including shots on goal as Hermantown had a 34-33 edge, with Mason McElroy turned aside 33 shots.
Saturday, an Eden Prairie power-play goal set the Red Knights back a goal just 3:44 into the game but Liam Moser answered for the home team just two minutes later.
The scored remained 1-1 for 20 minutes before Nik Wahlstrom put BSM ahead to stay with eight minutes remaining in the middle frame.
A pair of third-period goals seal the 4-1 win as Xander Wilharm scored 3:44 into the final stanza before Mitwell West's empty-net goal with 26 seconds to play wrapped up the win.
Mitchell West's first goal of the season sealed Saturday's.
The Red Knights held a 44-30 advantage in shots on goal with Charlie Winegarner, making his first start of the season, stopping 29 shots.
BSM returns to action, Wednesday, when they will face Wayzata in a 5 p.m. at the Plymouth Ice Center.