Holy Name hockey upsets St. Edward in 5-overtime thriller

Plain Dealer staff | Cleveland.com | February 27, 2013 11:02 p.m.

Holy Name’s hockey team upset No. 2 St. Edward in five overtimes and will play Rocky River in the Brooklyn district final on Saturday.

BROOKLYN, Ohio – Friday’s district hockey final at Brooklyn will have a decidedly different feel following another upset as Holy Name knocked off state runner-up St. Edward, 3-2, in a wild, five overtime thriller.

Holy Name, the third seed, prevailed when Joe Meehan scored on an assist from Jamie Bucell with 3:40 left.

The goalies combined for 114 saves, with Holy Name’s Sam Pikus tallying 74 stops. Justyn Gillis tended the net for the second-seeded Eagles.

Jamie Bucell scored two goals for the Green Wave in the first period, with the first one coming six seconds into the game. Both goals were assisted by Meehan. St. Edward’s goals were by Gabe Lampron and Connor King, who tied the game with five minutes left in regulation.

The Green Wave (25-10-2) will face fourth-seeded Rocky River on Saturday at 3 with the winner advancing to the state final four. The Pirates knocked off state-No. 1 and perennial power St. Ignatius on Tuesday.

St. Edward finishes its season at 22-14-2.