The Warroad High School boys’ team squeaked out a 2-1 victory over the U.S. Olympic women’s hockey team Wednesday.
Allen McBride’s goal with 3:52 remaining – a backhander past Team USA goalie Chanda Gunn – proved to be the game-winner.
“They were nice to put a team up against us that was spirited and you could tell by the reactions that it meant as much to those kids as it does to us,” Team USA coach Ben Smith said.
“Hockey is hockey. I think the people liked it. It seemed like a nice crowd and just a wonderful evening.”
Warroad High School is the defending Class A champion in Minnesota, completing a 29-0-2 record. This season they are off to a 7-2-1 start.