Campion makes 58 saves but Tigers knocked out of state hockey tournament

Marshall’s first-ever trip to the Class A boys’ state hockey tournament ended Thursday with a 4-1 loss to Duluth Marshall in a consolation game at Mariucci Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Marshall Tigers junior goalie Mason Campion faced an unrelenting assault on net by the Hilltoppers (17-13 overall) and managed to save 58 of 62 shots on goal, setting a tournament record for saves in a non-overtime game.

The Hilltoppers out-shot Marshall (14-12-1) 14-4 in the opening period and grabbed a 2-0 lead. They turned up the pressure even further in the second period and had a 29-4 edge on shots, but Campion made 28 saves in the period to keep the Tigers within three scores.

Both teams scored a goal in the final period, with Duluth Marshall’s coming first. Marshall’s came at the 10 minute, 38 second mark by senior forward Beau Mikel off an assist from Austin Kelm.

The Hilltoppers advance to Saturday’s consolations finals where they will face No. 5 seed Rochester Lourdes.