Updated: 03/07/2014 1:29 PM
Created: 03/07/2014 12:56 PM WDIO.com
By: Eyewitness Sports
St. Paul, Minn. - The Hermantown Hawks are back in the State Championship for the fifth straight year and hoping to snap a streak of four straight second place finishes.
The Hawks defeated New Prague 4-2 in the State A Semifinals to advance.
Ryan Carlson scored the first goal of the game at 5:09 into the first period. Kori Ochs scored 56 seconds into the second period to give Hermantown a 2-0 lead. Scott Wasbotten connected on a goal at 1:17 into the third period to make it 3-0.
The Trojans would get on the board when Augie Isaacson scored on power-play goal 6:32 into the the third period.
Wasbotten would score again for Hermantown at 15:38 into the third period.
Casey Busch cut the lead to two with a goal at 16:03 into the third period with a goal for the Trojans.
Adam Smith had 25 saves for Hermantown. Conner Wagner had 26 saves for New Prague.
Hermantown will play either East Grand Forks or St. Cloud Cathedral for the State A Championship on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. The game will be televised on WDIO-WIRT.
To see the Class A Bracket, click here.
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