Zehnder nets hat trick, leads Twin City to 8-0 win over Minnesota

Yannick Zehnder netted a hat trick to lead Twin City over Minnesota, 8-0.

Zehnder\’s first goal came 13:14 into the first period. He then added goals at 12:56 into the second and at 18:01 into the third.

Twin City forced Minnesota\’s netminders to work in net, taking 52 shots and forcing 44 saves. Dakota McDonald made 30 stops and Brady Griffin made 14. Twin City outdid its season average for goals scored. This season, Twin City averages 4.7 goals per contest. The defensemen of Twin City were also effective in Minnesota\’s zone, and came away with three goals.

Twin City additionally got points from Jared Erickson, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Alex Egle, who also racked up one goal and two assists, and Bennett Witta, who also had one goal and one assist. Tyler Nystrom also scored for Twin City. In addition, Twin City received assists from Nick McKeeby, who had two, Paul Stehr and James Hale, who contributed one each, and Joe Costello and Luc Kreuser, who each chipped in three.

Minnesota was held below its usual level of production. Minnesota puts an average of 2.7 pucks into the net per game.

Nathan Siclovan made 18 saves for Twin City on 18 shots. Twin City incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors. Minnesota incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.