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Hale’s big game bests Rochester in 7-2 Twin City win

Twin City\’s James Hale had a big offensive game, scoring two goals and contributing one assist in his team\’s 7-2 win over Rochester.

Hale scored on the power play at 16:44 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Rochester and again while 13:23 into the third to make the score 7-2 Twin City.

Twin City\’s penalty kill excelled, as Twin City gave up zero goals despite allowing seven power plays.

Twin City was often in penalty trouble, totaling 10 minors and one major for 35 minutes in penalty time. Twin City surpassed its season average of 14.0 penalty minutes per game. Twin City forced Rochester\’s goalies to work between the pipes, racking up 53 shots and forcing 46 saves. Sam Nelson made 44 stops and Zach Mains made two. Twin City stifled Rochester\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.

Twin City also got points from Fritz Belisle, who also registered one goal and one assist and Jay Paul, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Twin City included Max Meyer, Jared Erickson, and Bennett Witta, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Twin City were Colin Huffman, Adam Vannelli, Trevor Woytcke, Tristan Mayer, and Tom Reilly, who each chipped in one and Luc Kreuser, Marc Sahli, and Joe Costello, who contributed two each.

Rochester racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with nine minors and one major for 33 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 25.0 minutes per game Rochester had been spending in the box.

Rochester was helped by Jiri Trubacik, who grabbed one goal. Trubacik scored 6:08 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Rochester. Dan Trageser also scored for Rochester. In addition, Rochester received assists from Dominik Bogdzuil and Griffen Buck, who each chipped in one.

Jon Albers rejected 19 shots on goal for Twin City. Twin City registered one goal on six power play opportunities.