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Prep Hockey: Top-ranked St. John’s blanks Findlay

Findlay High School only allowed one goal to top-ranked Toledo St. John’s in the first period.
Unfortunately for the Trojans the floodgates opened in the second period as the Titans tacked on four more goals for the 5-0 win over Findlay in the Northwest Hockey Conference finale for both teams at Huntington Bank Arena Saturday night.
St. John’s, which won the league with a 6-1-1 record, got on the board in the first period with a short-handed goal from Ian Rapp after he took a pass from Ben Hamilton.
Rapp added another short-handed goal on an assist from Caleb Havenstein at 12:13 of the second period before Havenstein added a goal of his on a power play after an assist from Ian Rapp at 8:16.
Just 34 second later Zander Homer scored on assists from Nick Baumgartner and Ben Hamilton. Hamilton and Baumgartner also teamed for the assist on St. John’s final tally from Rapp.
St. John’s had a 38-20 edge in shots against the Trojans. Findlay goaltender Joe Longo recorded 37 saves while Mike Barrett had 20 saves for the Titans.
Findlay returns to the ice Tuesday for an OHSAA District quarterfinal game against Toledo St. Francis at Sylvania’s Tam-O-Shanter rink beginning at 6 p.m.

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