Norsemen Hit Stride, Take Two of Three
Brett Chorske sent the home fans into a frenzy with an overtime goal as the St. Cloud Norsemen defeated the Minnesota Wilderness at Dave Torrey Arena in St. Cloud.
In the first period, the Norsemen took the lead as Charlie Skinner netted his second goal of the season with snipe into the back of the net. The second period would see the Wilderness level the game as Mitch Allard scored before the Norsemen’s Brendan Kim scored on the powerplay to retake the lead. The Wilderness, again, tied the game in the third period with a Hunter Young goal that would send the game to overtime. With just over two minutes to play in the overtime period, Brett Chorske took a stretch pass up the wall and converted on the breakaway to secure the victory.
The St. Cloud Norsemen could not overcome a two-goal deficit in the third period as they fell to the Bismarck Bobcats 4-2 on Friday night.
The Bobcats jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with goals from Ben Troumbly and Will Magnuson before Jordon Halverson cut the lead in half with his first goal in a Norsemen sweater. In the second, Bismarck regained the two-goal lead as Austin Schwartz scored before Jack Suchy would, again, answer for the Norsemen to cut the lead to 3-2. Schwartz would find the back of the net for the second time on the night in the third period to give the Bobcats the 4-2 victory,
A three-goal first period fueled the St. Cloud Norsemen to a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Magicians on Saturday night in Richfield.
The Norsemen controlled the pace of play from the early moments and were rewarded with the opening goal by Brendan Kim, his second of the season. Minutes later, St. Cloud doubled its lead with a short-handed goal from Jackson Sabo. Near the end of the frame, Jack Reimann grew the margin to three goals with his third of the season. In the third, the Norsemen extended their lead to 4-0 after a Nik Hong goal before a pair of Magicians goals from Will Svendall and Robert Christy brought the hosts within two. A late, empty-net goal from Blake Mesenburg would solidify a 5-2 decision for St. Cloud.
With the win, the Norsemen improve to 6-14-0 and will take on the Bismarck Bobcats on Friday, February 12 at 7:15PM in Bismarck, ND. Mark Shelley will provide the Play-By-Play on the Lyon Sheet Metal & Heating Norsemen Network beginning at 7:10PM on HockeyTV.
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Willmar Continues Dominance at Home
The Warhawks were well rested playing just one game this weekend and it showed on Saturday as they blanked the Blizzard 6-0. That gave them five straight victories at home with a combined score of 29-6, since the pause ended. Ethan Light got the party started about 4 minutes in scoring his 4th of the season with an assist from line mate Jeremiah Konkel. Cole Wigestrand gave the Warhawks a 2-0 lead midway through the first with his 6th of the season. Austin Jozwick and Alex Kupka assisted on the goal. Within the first six minutes of the second period Willmar expanded their lead to 5-0. Light scored on the opening shift. Hunter Bjorge and Konkel picked up the assists. Isaiah Thomas then scored his 1st of the season with an assist from Gavin Uckele. Next it was Michael Sweetland with his team leading 14th of the year with assists from Dylan Gajewski, and Brady O’Brien. Lewis Rowan ended the night with the lone 3rd period goal. CJ Zins and Isaiah Thomas assisted on Rowan’s 5th of the season. Wil Pinney stopped all 33 shots in net for the shutout.
Willmar (11-10 – 22 pts) is alone in 2nd place in the West three points ahead of the Blizzard and 4 points ahead of Granite City. The Warhawks will travel to New Ulm on Wednesday for a 7:10 puck drop. Saturday, they host Granite City at 7:10. Tickets are available at tickets.willmarwarhawks.com Sunday they travel to North Iowa for a 6:30 puck drop on Valentine’s Day.
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Blizzard Hop into 3rd Place over the Weekend
On Friday night the Blizzard welcomed New Ulm to the RCC for the first time this year and improved their perfect record to 5-0 against the Steel with a 4-1 victory. Dallas Duckson opened the scoring with his 7th goal of the year. Wesley Johnson fed him in front where he knocked in his own rebound. Carter Rieland also picked up an assist. In the second period Cole Jacobs scored twice continuing his onslaught against New Ulm this year. Jacobs received a nice pass from Colin Tushie in the slot and slid the puck between the pads for a 2-0 Blizzard lead. Seven minutes later he made it 3-0 as he cut into the slot from the corner and rifled home his 6th of the season. Duckson and Rieland picked up the assists. Jacobs has 11 points (4G 7A) in 5 games against the Steel. Andrew Revering capped the night off with a power play goal in the 3rd period. Revering found a lane to saucer one home from the point giving him his first goal of the year to go along with 11 assists. Bailey Rosch made 27 saves for his 4th victory in goal vs New Ulm.
Saturday night was another story as the Blizzard got shutout in Willmar 6-0.
The Blizzard (9-12-1 – 19pts) jumped Granite City into 3rd place in the West. The 1st place North Iowa Bulls (17-4 – 34 pts) come to town this weekend. Puck drop Friday and Saturday night is at 7:10. Catch the action on hockeytv.com and as always tickets are available online at tickets.alexandriablizzard.com
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