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Unseeded Bemidji stuns No. 2 Holy Angels to reach 1A championship

By MATTHEW DAVIS, Special to the Star Tribune, 10/30/18, 11:15PM CDT


Aidan Helwig scored two goals and Silas Hess got his 20th of the season in the Lumberjacks' 3-1 victory.

Bemidji's Aidan Helwig (8) works the ball past Zach Benz of Holy Angels to score his second goal of the Class 1A semifinal Tuesday at U.S. Bank Stadium. Photo: Richard Tsong-Taatarii * Richard.Tsong-Taatarii@startribune.com

Aidan Helwig had two goals and Silas Hess scored his 20th of the season as unseeded Bemidji defeated No. 2 seed Holy Angels 3-1 on Tuesday to advance to the Class 1A championship game.

Hess broke a 0-0 deadlock with a goal in the 44th minute in the semifinals at U.S. Bank Stadium.

“It really lightened it up a little bit for us,” Hess said. “We could relax and just realize that we were in this game, and we were here to win it.”

Hess also broke up a Stars’ threat off a corner kick near the Lumberjacks goal in the 66th minute.

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