Tonawanda News — Senior goaltender Peter Chopra was solid in net for St. Joe’s on the evening as he made 29 saves on 31 shots and earned the games' MVP award.
It was Chopra's first postseason start in Western New York Federation play. He spoke about the team's play and its game plan against Timon.
“We did a good job keeping everyone to the outside the whole game,” Chopra said. “We clogged the middle. Just tried to keep all the shots from the outside. They really didn’t have many good opportunities. It was a pretty easy night for me.”
Also adding a goal for St. Joe’s was junior forward Dominic Perna, who sealed the victory with an empty net goal quieting any comeback by Timon.
The Marauders will now travel to the Nassau Collesium to take on St. Anthony’s on Saturday.
“You dream about this stuff. Playing in an NHL rink,” Perna said. “You still have the opportunity to compete for another State Championship. It’s just awesome.”
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