Ryan Rutar and Luke Althaus scored second-period goals for Sauk Rapids to break a 0-0 tie, and Will Mortenson fended off 30 shots as the Storm up-ended St. Cloud Cathedral 2-1 on Thursday in the Granite City Classic at the Municipal Athletic Complex.
Cathedral (8-1) outshot the Storm 30-23, but Will Hammer was the only player to find the back of the net for the Crusaders.
With the win, Sauk Rapids improves to 5-3. The loss was Cathedral’s first for the season.
“We worked hard for three periods, and that’s what you have to do against teams like that,” Sauk Rapids Coach John Kothenbeutel said.