WOONSOCKET â€” Mount St. Charles sustained an early ouster from capturing its own MSC Holiday Face-Off Tournament championship on Thursday night following a stunningly-exciting 3-2 double-shootout loss to St. Joseph Collegiate Institute of New York at Adelard Arena.
After a pair of seven-minute, 30-second overtime sessions, the foes faced off in a second shootout, and St. Joeâ€™s mustered four goals to the Mountiesâ€™ two.
The visitors took advantage of goals by Harlan LoVullo, James Bassett, Nick Zenger and Justin Crawford, with the eventual clincher awarded to Zenger.
MSCâ€™s tallies in that session went to Marc Squizzero and Justin Dâ€™Abrosca.
Mount held a 1-0 cushion at the end of the first period on a Squizzero tally, but Dom Perna knotted it in the second before Squizzeroâ€™s power-play goal, on feeds from Devin Votta and Billy Burns just 1:06 into the third, gave the hosts a 2-1 cushion.
St. Joeâ€™s, however, answered when Bryce Donovan knocked in another man-advantage tally with 4:11 remaining in regulation.
In Thursdayâ€™s other games, Bishop Hendricken posted a 4-3 victory over Fairfield (Conn.) Prep, Bishop Guertin, N.H. was a 4-0 winner over La Salle College High of Penn., and La Salle Academy defeated Franklin (Mass.) High, 1-0.
Todayâ€™s schedule will feature Fairfield Prep vs. Frankin at 2 p.m. and Mount vs. La Salle College High at 4 p.m. in the consolation games, and Bishop Hendricken vs. La Salle Academy at 6 p.m. and Bishop Guertin vs. St. Joeâ€™s at 8 in the semifinal-round games.