Updated: 03/07/2013 12:11 AM KSTP.com By: Chris Long
In the best game of Day 1 at the State Tournament, East Grand Forks ran out to a 3-0 lead on Rochester Lourdes - ending up needing all three goals winning in their Class A Quarterfinal 3-2.
Kolton Aubol scored twice in the first period for East Grand Forks (23-3-3). Tommy Hajicek's second period tally upped the Green Wave's lead to 3-0.
Rochester Lourdes (20-9) needed until the third period to get on the board, doing so with their eighth shot of the game. Alex Funk put the first goal in for the Eagles with 11 minutes left in the game. Six minutes later, Lourdes' Griff Slightam cut the margin down to 3-2.
Lourdes put sustained pressure on the Green Wave goal in the final minutes, but were unable to net the equalizer.
East Grand Forks advances to Friday's Class A Semifinals where they will face #1 seed St Thomas Academy.
Rochester Lourdes falls to the consolation bracket for a meeting with St Cloud Apollo.