The Saints boys hockey team won their second game in as many days over the Queen Elizabeth today.

St. Thomas Aquinas downed the Warriors 5-3 at the Rec Centre.

Brett Riehl had a goal and an assist in the game, and he praised his team's effort following the game.

“We had a very good game,” Riehl said. “The boys are rolling. We're moving the puck well, scoring goals, winning games.”

Mason Smilski opened the scoring for the Saints just 25 seconds into the game. A Matt Prouty marker extended the lead to 2-0 through 20 minutes of play.

The Warriors brought it within one early in the second, but Riehl reestablished the two-goal difference.

Queen Elizabeth continued to battle making it 3-2 entering the third.

Garrett Baker and Aden Copenace-Redsky scored in the opening five minutes of the final frame to take a commanding 5-2 lead.

Brandon Scott picked up the victory between the pipes for TA.

With the team in the thick of the playoff picture, Riehl touched on what the team needs to do to continues its success.

“Keep working hard, get pucks deep, work as a team, stay out of the box and we'll be good,” he said.

The boys are back in action tomorrow with Red Lake visiting the Rec Centre at 1:30 p.m.

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