Class A state hockey: Mahtomedi rallies late, tops Warroad in double overtime for state title

Jonny Grove collected the loose rebound, calmly maneuvered across the face of the Warroad netminder and buried the goal that ended top-seeded Warroad’s undefeated season and handed the Zephyrs their second Class A state title in four years.

Mahtomedi rallied from three separate two-goal deficits to down the top-seeded Warriors 6-5 in double overtime on Saturday at Xcel Energy Center.

Grove was the walk-off hero, but the third-seeded Zephyrs were only in that position because of Charlie Drage’s excellence. The senior forward — who netted the winner in the final minute of Mahtomedi’s semifinal win over Hermantown — scored thrice in the third period. The last of the three goals was a snipe from the point to knot the contest with 1 minute, 20 seconds to play.

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