NEW ULM EDGES BREEZY POINT IN OT, 5-4

By: E Koehler, nusteelhockey.com

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New Ulm finally got their first overtime win of the season Saturday night. This contest against Breezy Point marked New Ulm’s fifth game this season that was tied at the end of regulation.

Steven Mordini closed the game 18 seconds into overtime. Sam Storlie faked a shot from the point and passed to Mordini down low on his left, who didn’t waste any time blasting the puck into the net.

Alex Nagel had another multi-point game, with two goals and one assist. Nagel scored New Ulm’s fourth goal that forced the game into overtime and he opened the scoring 5:20 into the first period. Nagel stole the puck in the neutral zone, made his way to the slot and scored glove side.

Breezy Point answered back with a goal from Austin Langworthy at the 8:53 mark of the first period. Andrew Heckaman and Jared Fladebo were credited with the assists.

Tom Reilly put New Ulm up 2-1 at 11:19 of the first period. Reilly took a hit to make a pass up to Luc Kreuser. Kreuser carried the puck down the ice, around the back of the net and found Reilly in front.

Josh Maucieri tied the game up at 2-2, 9:54 into the second period. Zach Frasier was credited with the assist.

New Ulm took a 3-2 lead at 11:22 of the second period. Reilly grabbed the loose puck from behind the net and passed it to Kreuser in the slot. Kreuser buried the puck top shelf, over the blocker.

Breezy Point scored two goals in the third period. The goals were scored by Fladebo and Maucieri just two minutes apart. Alex Flicek, Heckaman and Dylan Borseth tallied assists.

Ryan Bielenberg made 27 saves on the 31 shots he faced for New Ulm. Breezy Point’s goaltender, Bronson Moore, faced 33 shots and made 28 saves.

New Ulm totaled 14 penalty minutes on three infractions and went 1-for-4 on the power play. Breezy Point had a total of 10 penalty minutes on five infractions and went 1-for-2 on the power play.

 

New Ulm Point Summary: Alex Nagel(2g, 1a), Bayler Kraus(1a), Tom Reilly(1g, 1a), Luc Kreuser(1g, 1a), Oliver Hoeschen(1a), Alec Moser(1a), Dylan Boysen(1a), Steven Mordini(1g), Sam Storlie(1a)