Hockey Knights Defeat Victor in OT

Friday night featured an electric game between the McQuaid Jesuit Varsity Hockey Knights and the Victor Blue Devils. There were many chances in the first period but no scoring.

Senior Evan Kopacz scored both McQuaid goals in their overtime win over Victor. (Mr. David Yates)

Fans for both schools were absolutely incredible at a very lively Rochester Ice Center. Victor opened up the scoring late in the second as Tanner Rodogna buried one in the back of the net at the 4:40 mark to give the Blue Devils a 1-0 lead. But McQuaid responded right back as senior defenseman Evan Kopacz backhanded one in at the 3:19 mark to tie the game at 1-1.

McQuaid dominated the third period, but Victor goal tender Max Pitts held McQuaid scoreless in the final period with some spectacular saves.  In overtime, Evan Kopacz netted his second goal of the night at the 1:24 mark, as McQuaid took down last year’s Section V champs in dramatic fashion.

The Hockey Knights’ next game is Wednesday, Dec. 7, against Aquinas at Lakeshore Arena.  Puck drop is 4:45 p.m.