Thornton Academy advances to hockey semifinals


NOW IS THE TIME TO COME UP WITH
A PLAN. STEVE: TOTAL SPORTS TONIGHT. THE HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY STATE
TOURNAMENT STARTED LAST NIGHT,
WITH ALL 7 HOME TEAMS ADVANCING. TONIGHT, IT WAS PORTLAND-DEERING
CO-OP TRIED TO DEFEND THEIR HOME
ICE AGAINST THORNTON ACADEMY IN
THE SOUTHERN ’A’ QUARTERFINALS. TIED AT 1-1 IN THE CLOSING
SECONDS OF THE FIRST PERIOD. OWEN DUBOIS FIRES THE WRIST SHOT
IN THE NET. TO PUT THORNTON ACADEMY ON T
2-1. EARLY IN THE SECOND, DUBOIS
KNOCKS IN THE REBOUND FOR HIS
SECOND GOAL OF THE GAME. THORNTON ACADEMY TAKES THE 3-1
LEAD. PORTLAND, GETS ONE BACK IN THE
FINAL 30 SECONDS OF THE PERIOD,
WHEN MIKIAS SILVA FINDS THE BACK
OF THE NET, TO CUT THE LEAD TO
3-2. THEN, MIDWAY THROUGH THE THIRD,
WHIT STEELE KNOCKS IN THE LOOSE
PUCK
PORTLAND TIES THE GAME AT 3-3. BUT JUST 21 SECONDS LATER,
CHANDLER BILODEAU GIVES THORNTON
ACADEMY THE LEAD. HE HAD 3 GOALS IN THE 6-3
TROJANS WIN. THEY NOW PLAY CHEVERUS IN THE
SEMIFINALS. THE ALL-STAR BREAK MAY HAVE BEEN
JUST WHAT

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