Holy Ghost Prep is headed home from the National Scholastic Invitational with a championship trophy; the Governor’s Cup
Brady Baehser scored two goals and Luke Panepresso, Colin Moore, and Landon Stout contributed one each as the Firebirds downed Culver (Indiana) Academy 5-1 in the championship game in Jamestown, N.Y.
The win lifted the Firebirds to 9-1 on the season. The loss was the first for Culver Academy (15-1-2).
Baehser was named the championship game’s Most Valuable Player.
Jason Soule made 20 saves on the afternoon. He was in goal for all five games during the weekend.
“I’m super excited to get such a prestigious win during my senior year,” he said. “I have a great team in front of me and that helps provide a ton of confidence no matter who we are playing.”
Holy Ghost Prep coach Gump Whiteside said the tournament was an opportunity for his team to grow and mature on and off the ice.
“I’m very happy for the team,” he said. “This retreat weekend is full of opportunities for the players to grow together and to play some talented teams from different parts of the county. We look forward to jumping back into our APAC conference schedule later this week.”
The Firebirds will face the Hun School in an APAC game Friday afternoon.
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