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SCHERZ NETS A HAT TRICK IN, 8-4, WIN OVER BREEZY POINT

New Ulm ended the first period with a 1-0 lead over Breezy Point. Five goals were scored in second period and six goals were scored in the third period for a final score of 8-4. New Ulm out shot Breezy Point 43-37.

Cory Martinez opened the scoring at 4:05 into the first period. The assists were credited to Jared Erickson and Sam Wenner.

Breezy Point answered back at 6:16 into the second period with a goal from Mitchell El-Wailli, assisted by Nikolas Boyer to tie the game up at 1-1.

Orlando Scherz, with assists from Vitaliy Nosov and Max Kjome, scored on a breakaway at 7:26 into the second period to give New Ulm a 2-1 lead. Scherz scored his second goal of the game in the second period at 12:24 with assists from Bennett Witta and Jared Mickelson. Scherz also scored in the third period on the empty net with 50 seconds remaining in the game to give himself the hat trick.

Dylan Leivermann scored two goals against Breezy Point. His first goal of the night was scored at 13:58 into the second period with assists from Max Kjome and Vitaliy Nosov. Leivermann’s second goal was scored at 5:58 into the third period. Max Kjome was credited with the assist.

Cory Martinez scored his second goal of the game at 15:18 into the third period with assists from Vitaliy Nosov and Jared Erickson.

Vincent Billing registered one goal. The goal was scored at 10:11 into the second period and the assists were credited to Luc Kreuser and Max Kjome.

Breezy Point scored three goals in the third period. Austin Langworthy registered two goals and Steven Kukla got one. Wyatt Stotts, Josh Laven, Cyril Nagurski and Mitchell El-Wailli each registered one assist in the third period for Breezy Point.

Nathan Siclovan made 33 saves on the 37 shots he faced for New Ulm. Breezy Point’s goaltender, Bronson Moore, played just over 26 minutes and made 21 saves on the 23 shots he faced. Moore was pulled at 13:58 into the second period and replaced by Magnus Lindhe. Lindhe stopped 14 of the 19 shots New Ulm generated.

New Ulm totaled 26 penalty minutes on four infractions and went 0-for-3 on the power play. Breezy Point had a total of 24 penalty minutes on three infractions and went 1-for-4 on the power play.