Jake DiNapoli scored the lone goal for St. John's Prep in a loss to Catholic Memorial Friday. (Item File Photo)

St. John’s Prep hockey comes up short in Catholic Conference semifinal

MIDDLETON -- The No. 2 St. John’s Prep hockey team knocked on the door all afternoon on Friday, but the Eagles simply couldn’t find the back of the net in a 3-1 loss to No. 4 Catholic Memorial in a Catholic Conference Tournament semifinal game at Essex Sports Center.

“We certainly didn’t have our best game out there in terms of execution,” said Prep coach Kristian Hanson. “It’s obviously tough to lose a game like this because we were hoping to play for the league title tomorrow, but the guys battled the whole way. We just made a few too many mistakes in this one.”

Jake DiNapoli scored the lone goal for the Eagles, while Zach McKennelley had one assist. Prep goalie Cam Smith made 15 saves in the loss.

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