By: E Koehler, nusteelhockey.com
The New Ulm Steel played a back-and-forth battle with the Willmar WarHawks. The biggest lead in the game was a 6-4 lead for New Ulm with just over six minutes remaining in regulation time.
Alex Nagel got New Ulm on the board with a wraparound tally in the first period at 14:28 to tie the game up at 1-1.
Jordan Cooper tied the game for Willmar with a power-play goal 15:40 into the second period.
New Ulm scored three consecutive goals in the third period for a two-goal lead. Reilly tied the game up 4-4 at the 6:43 mark. Mordini tapped home Luc Kreuser’s wraparound attempt for a 5-4 lead. Jimmy Miller scored New Ulm’s sixth goal 13:32 into the third period.
New Ulm and Willmar both totaled six penalty minutes on three infractions and went 1-for-1 on the power play.
New Ulm Steel Point Summary: Tom Reilly(2g, 2a), Kirk Coppock(1g, 1a), Steven Mordini(1g, 1a), Sam Storlie(1g), Alex Nagel(1g), Jimmy Miller(1g), Trevor Woytcke(2a), Castor Mattos(1a), Luc Kreuser(1a), Jack Parks(1a)
Willmar WarHawks Point Summary: Brandon Holt(1g, 2a), Braden Shea(1g, 1a), Jordan Cooper(1g, 1a), Jacob Takashima(1g, 1a), Zach Martin(1g), Cameron Pries(1g), Tanner Dahle(1a), Andrew Gilbert(1a), Keegan Bauman(1a), Wyatt Toll(1a), Kevin Swope(1a)