Junior attack Jason Rosenberg assisted on the game-tying goal midway through the fourth quarter, then scored the game-winner unassisted with 1:20 to play, lifting No. 13 Crespi to an 11-10 Mission League upset over host No. 7 Chaminade.
The Celts and Eagles had traded leads throughout the second half in a game that was tied six different times and featured four lead changes. The score was 4-4 after one quarter and s-6 at halftime. Crespi took a 7-6 lead early in the third period, but Chaminade equalized. Crespi went ahead 8-7, but again the Eagles tied it, then forged a 9-8 lead heading to the fourth quarter.
That set the stage for Rosenberg, who assisted senior Logan Soelberg for the goal that produced the game’s sixth tie at 10-10 with 6:30 to play. Five minutes later, Rosenberg scored unassisted for the final margin.
It was the first victory for the Celts over their league and valley rival since the 2015 season, a streak of five consecutive losses.
Soelberg (4g, 2a) led the Celts’ offense, with Rosenberg (2g, 1a), Hronek (2g) and sophomore Luken McGuire (1g, 1a) also contributing multiple points. Sophomore goalie Elijah Turbow recorded 14 saves in the contest to limit the Chaminade offense.
Nino Leone (4g) and Owen Larson (3g, 1a) led Chaminade, which lost its fifth in a row and dropped to 1-4 in the Mission League. Nico Rabushka (1g, 1a), Nick Touquet (1g) and Roberts (1g) also scored for the Eagles.
The victory clinched third place in the Mission League for the Celts (5-7), who improved to 3-2 in league and earned a home game Friday at 7 p.m. against sixth-place Notre Dame in the first round of the league tournament.
Chaminade (5-7) finishes as the fifth-seed and will travel to St. Francis for a league playoff game. The Knights beat the Eagles in overtime March 23.