Boys hockey: Hill-Murray tips Mahtomedi 3-2 in MEC opener

Hill Murray outshot Mahtomedi 58-22 but Zephyr goalie Ben Dardis made 55 saves.

Hill-Murray edged Mahtomedi 3-2 in the Metro East Conference opener between two state-ranked teams on Thursday evening at Aldrich Arena. The Pioneers (2-2) outshot Mahtomedi 58-22 but Zephyr goalie Ben Dardis made 55 saves. Axel Begley got one past him for a 3-2 lead at 13:21 of the third period, after Cory Bohmert pulled Mahtomedi even at 10:31. The first period ended 0-0 with Dardis stopping 26 shots. Brent Gulenchyn scored for Zephyrs in the second period, while Ben Miller and Brady Ingebritson scored for Hill-Murray.

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