This week was highlighted by St. Cloud’s play again as the Norsemen won all three of their games beating the Minnesota Wilderness in a home and home series, and then capping off the week with a road victory over the Austin Bruins. St. Cloud sits just one point out of the final playoff spot with eight games remaining in the regular season. This week St. Cloud hosts Minot on Thursday and then will travel to Alexandria, home of the NA3HL Blizzard team to host the Aberdeen Wings Friday and Saturday night. Tickets are available at tickets.stcloudnorsemen.com. Alexandria and Willmar are preparing for the NA3HL draft which will take place on Wednesday April 28th at 1 pm CDT.
Norsemen Build Momentum with Perfect Week
Cloquet, MN – Jack Suchy’s two-goal night helped propel the St. Cloud Norsemen to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wilderness on Friday night.
Jack Suchy opened the scoring for the Norsemen with his ninth goal of the season in the early moments of the first. Two quick goals from the Wilderness’ Donte Lawson and Grant Doctor put the Norsemen down 2-1. Late in the frame, Suchy, again, found the back of the net for his 10th of the season.
After a center-ice interception, St. Cloud entered the offensive zone with a two-on-one and converted when Blake Mesenburg passed to Blake Perbix who lifted his third of the season into the back of the net.
An empty-net goal from Nik Hong would secure the 4-2 victory for St. Cloud, their fourth of the season over the Wilderness.
Paxton Geisel would make 31 saves on 33 Wilderness shots as he earned the victory for the Norsemen.
St. Cloud, MN – A five-goal first period powered the St. Cloud Norsemen to a 6-3 win over the Austin Bruins on Saturday Night, as the Norsemen have won three games in a row.
The Norsemen wasted little time in lighting the lamp, as Cooper Gay scored the opening goal just under five minutes into the game. St. Cloud grew the lead to 2-0 when Ryan O’Neill scored his 14th of the season on a powerplay just 61 seconds later. After a major penalty was assessed to the Bruins, the Norsemen saw Jack Suchy and Hunter Hanson score back-to-back goals on the man-advantage for the 4-0 lead. Max Ruoho would get the Bruins on the board before the Norsemen answered with a shorthanded goal from Logan Kittleson.
Early in the second, Sutter Muzzatti scored for the Bruins to make the score 5-2. Mid-way through the period, Ben Dexheimer scored a powerplay goal to bring the Bruins within a pair of tallies.
In the third, Nick Young picked up his second goal of the season to secure a 6-3 Norsemen victory.
The Norsemen victory earned the team two points, tying them with the Bruins for fifth in the standings and clawing them within one point of the fourth playoff spot in the division.
With the win, the Norsemen improve to 20-27-1 and will take on the Minot Minotauros on Thursday, April 29 at 7:00PM in St. Cloud, MN. Mark Shelley will provide the Play-By-Play on the Lyon Sheet Metal & Heating Norsemen Network beginning at 6:50PM on HockeyTV.
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