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Andover tops Hill-Murray in dramatic fashion

By Loren Nelson, 12/29/21, 11:45PM CST

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Cayden Casey's highlight-reel goal in overtime boosts Huskies past Pioneers


Andover's Cayden Casey beats Hill-Murray goaltender Nick Erickson in overtime in the Huskies' 2-1 triumph at the Bloomington Ice Garden. Photo by Loren Nelson, LegacyHockeyPhotography.com

Quick Recap

Junior forward Cayden Casey scored a highlight-reel goal with 2:41 left in overtime as Andover beat Hill-Murray 2-1 in a B.I.G. Tradition second-round game at the Bloomington Ice Garden.

Casey and Gavyn Thoreson sprung loose for a 2-on-1 at center ice on the winning play, and Thoreson whipped a pass to Casey at the blue line as they broke in on Hill-Murray standout goaltender Nick Erickson.

Casey looked to pass to Thoreson but instead made a toe-drag move at the side of the net on Erickson, eventually stuffing home the puck while standing behind the goal line.

It was a rare moment of freewheeling in an otherwise tight-checking game dominated by stifling defensive play.

Hill-Murray's Nate Hardy and Andover's Kyle Law traded first-period goals.

Erickson made 18 saves, including a couple of sprawling stops in the first period.

Andover's Austin Brauns allowed a goal on the first shot he faced but recovered to make 21 saves.

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