Eden Prairie scored eight goals in the semifinals and championship of the Minnesota Class AA boys hockey state tournament.
Jackson Blake had eight points.
The UND commit capped an incredible state tournament by scoring the double overtime, game-winning goal in Eden Prairie's 2-1 victory over previously undefeated Lakeville South on Saturday night in St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center.
On the winning goal, linemate Drew Holt threw a shot from the bottom of the right circle off the goaltender's far pad. The rebound kicked to Blake, who corralled the puck and fired it five-hole.
The goal gave Eden Prairie its third state boys hockey title and first in a decade.
Congrats the to Eden Prairie Eagles, they are your class AA champions this season. pic.twitter.com/sp7pnkd0zm— FollowThePuck (@FollowThePuck) April 4, 2021
Blake, the son of former UND star Jason Blake, is a junior at Eden Prairie. He is eligible for the NHL Draft this summer and is expected to come to UND in the fall of 2022.
Blake started the season with the Chicago Steel in the United States Hockey League, where he tallied 15 points in 21 games. Then, he returned to play prep hockey at Eden Prairie.
The 5-foot-10, 148-pound forward racked up 58 points in 19 games at the high school level.
In the state tournament, Blake had 11 points in three games. He had three points in a 6-2 win over St. Thomas Academy in the quarterfinals, six points in a 6-5 overtime win over Maple Grove in the semifinals and two points in the championship game.
According to the Star Tribune, Blake played on a broke ankle, too.