By: E Koehler, nusteelhockey.com
Alex Nagel completed a natural hat trick, scoring three consecutive goals in the first and second periods. Nagel’s first goal opened the scoring at 18:46 of the first period. His next two goals were scored in the second period, one early in the period and the other was scored on a power play with 22 seconds left on the clock. All three goals were shot from the slot and went in glove side.
Five goals were scored in the third period. Jimmy Miller’s goal at the 3:14 mark was the aftermath of a pile-up in the crease.
Kirk Coppock gave New Ulm a 5-0 lead 6:15 into the third period. Nagel made a nice pass to Coppock on a rush to set up a great scoring chance that he capitalized on.
Danny Wieber got Breezy Point on the board at 11:38 of the third period with a one-timer from the point immediately after the faceoff.
Tom Reilly scored New Ulm’s sixth goal of the night 17:20 into the third period. He shot the puck, collected his own rebound and found the back of the net. The assists were credited to Luc Kreuser and Sam Storlie.
With that assist, Kreuser became the all time leader for points(110) and assists(68) in the Steel organization.
Breezy Point’s second goal was scored by Dylan Borseth. He shot the puck from just outside the crease and scored top shelf over the blocker.
New Ulm totaled eight penalty minutes on four infractions and went 1-for-3 on the power play. Breezy Point had a total of 29 penalty minutes on four infractions and went 0-for-3 on the power play.