The Saints boys hockey team is heading to OFSAA.

St. Thomas Aquinas beat the Dryden Eagles 6-1 in Game 2 of the NorWOSSA semi-finals at the Kenora Rec Centre tonight.

With the Muskies winning the other semi-final matchup over the Warriors, and Fort Frances serving as OFSAA host, both teams qualify for the provincial championship tournament.

Saints head coach Colt Manson detailed what he hopes for his team against the Muskies in the NorWOSSA Championship and following OFSAA championship.

“It's nicer to win gold than silver, that's for sure,” Manson said. “We played Fort three times this year. So, we know what it's going to take to win. Here's hoping we can beat them, when it really matters.”



The Saints opened the scoring, with the Eagles evening it 1-1 in the first. It was 2-1 T.A. at the first intermission.

St. Thomas Aquinas added another two goals in both the second and third period.

Aden Copenace-Redsky and Skylar Lentz both scored twice for St. Thomas Aquinas, with Garrett Baker and Brett Riehl notching the other markers.

Once again, goaltender Brandon Scott put on a strong performance to pick up the win.

“It was a good battle. It was kind of in our end for most of the game, but we pulled out the 'W' which is pretty important,” Scott said. “It gives us a good chance heading into OFSAA, which is pretty exciting.”

The Saints and Muskies are scheduled to begin their NorWOSSA championship series on Sunday in Fort Frances.

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