Steel split Weekend

Twin City Steel

News Release

Contact: Sarah Waldhauser                                                               October 21, 2013

Communications Intern                                                             For Immediate Release

2088 67th Street East

Inver Grove Heights, MN, 55077


Phone: 612-387-7814


BREEZY POINT, Minn.- Goaltender Thomas Terrance made 24 saves to help propel the Twin City Steel to their second win of the season last Friday night as they defeated the Breezy Point North Stars 6-3 at the Breezy Point Ice Arena. 

The North Stars got on the board first with a goal by Benji Smieja at 5:23 of the first period.  In his first game with the Steel, forward Emil Blomqvist quickly answered back just 32 seconds later.  Blomqvist then found the back of the net for a second time to give the Steel a 2-1 lead going into the second period.

North Stars’ forward Chris Hjorth lit the lamp early in the second period to even things up.  The two teams kept pace with each other until the end of the period when Steel forward Jace Childs broke the tie to take a 3-2 lead.  Minutes later the North Stars tied things up once again with a goal from defenseman Scott Schroeder. 

The Steel hit the ground running in the third period.  They capitalized on their power play twice in a row with goals from Childs and Jerod Sabaska to take a 5-3 lead.  Childs would find the back of the net one last time to give the Steel a 6-3 victory over the North Stars.


VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn.- The Twin City Steel went 0-3 on their power play Saturday night as they lost to the Granite City Lumberjacks at the Vadnais Sports Center.

The first period did not yield any goals for either team.  The Steel were able to successfully kill off two minor penalties during the period.  The Lumberjacks had a slight edge in shots on goal, outshooting the Steel 11-9 in the first.

The Lumberjacks completed all of their scoring at even strength within a span of four minutes during the second period.  Granite City forward Zach Voss put the Lumberjacks’ first goal of the night on the board at 14:04.  Fellow forward Aidan Verbeke added to the lead at the 16:30 mark.  Voss lit the lamp once more at the end of the period to give the Lumberjacks a 3-0 lead heading into the third period. 

The Lumberjacks had the opportunity to extend their lead in the final period when forward Drew Otto was awarded a penalty shot.  Steel goaltender Jackson Germaine came up big under the pressure and kept the final score at 3-0.  Lumberjacks’ goaltender Austin Wilson made 27 saves throughout the night to complete the shutout.

NEXT UP- The Steel (2-7-1) will face off against the North Iowa Bulls (6-0-0) at the Vadnais Sports Center on Friday, October 25th, at 7:30 and will then travel to the North Iowa Ice Arena to complete the weekend series on Saturday.  Puck drop is set for 7:30.