After more than 70 minutes of scoreless play, St. Louis Park senior forward David Benjamin broke the deadlock with a breakaway goal, pushing the Orioles past Chanhassen 1-0 on Thursday.
St. Louis Park (12-0-1, 7-0) set the pace early and forced the Storm to play defense most of the match. Chanhassen junior goaltender Noah Nielsen made nine saves.
Chanhassen (4-9-1, 2-5) registered just two shots on goal against St. Louis Park senior goaltender Leo Finley.
With the win, St. Louis Park, ranked No. 5 in the Class 2A state coaches’ poll, captures the Metro West Conference crown. The Orioles will try for a perfect regular season on Saturday against No. 1-2A Minneapolis Washburn.
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