Hockey: No. 5 ranked Lourdes boys trip Rogers 4-1

The Mississippi 8 champion Rogers Royals were scuttled by one of the top Class A teams, Rochester Lourdes, 4-1 at home on Tuesday evening.

Lourdes senior forward Rory Vesel drilled three goals, two of them on power plays. Sam Slightam had the other goal and Alec Brandrup made 3 assists.

Andrew Smith scored in the third period for Rogers (15-8-1).

Lourdes goalie Nick Hunter stopped 19 of 20 shots.  Rogers goalie Robby Vukelich stopped 16 of 20.

Lourdes (21-3) is ranked No. 5 in Class A.

Rogers is 10-0 in the Mississippi 8 and will try finish an unbeaten conference season against St. Michael-Albertville on Thursday evening at home.

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