Contact: Sarah Waldhauser October 28, 2013
Communications Intern For Immediate Release
VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn.-The North Iowa Bulls went 3-4 on their power play as they defeated the Twin City Steel 9-4 on Friday, October 25th, at the Vadnais Sports Center.
The Bulls went up 3-0 in the first period with even strength goals from Richie Marenis, Conor Jonasson, and Chancie Hanson. The Steel finally got on the board at the 18:58 mark with a goal from Alexander Konnov. Jace Childs and Jerod Sabaska each picked up an assist on the lone Steel goal.
The Steel struck early in the second period with a goal from forward Tanner Duffney just 1:26 into the period. The score remained 3-2 until the Bulls capitalized on their power play with a goal from Logan Murphy as Steel defenseman Sabaska served a minor penalty for high sticking. The Steel answered back quickly with an even strength goal from Chase Myers-Beck at the 15:42 mark to make the score 4-3 Bulls. The Bulls added both a power play and an even strength goal to give themselves a 6-3 lead heading into the third period.
The Bulls scored two even strength goals in 31 seconds early in the third period to extend their lead. Bulls’ forward Ian Penvose lit the lamp one last time for North Iowa at the 11:19 mark. Calvin Miska added another goal for the Steel with just 48 seconds to go in the game, making the final score 9-4.
MASON CITY, Iowa-North Iowa Bulls’ goaltender Chris Amsden made 22 saves to help his team defeat the Twin City Steel 7-2 on Saturday, October 26th, at the North Iowa Ice Arena.
Much like Friday night, the Bulls hit the ground running in the first period. Less than three minutes into the period Bulls’ forward Austin Jackson found the back of the net to take a 1-0 lead. The Steel then tied things up on a Dylan Lincoln shorthanded goal at the 6:06 mark. Moments later the Bulls reclaimed their lead on the power play as forward Taylor Brown found the back of the net and gave the Bulls a 2-1 lead at the end of the period.
The second period highlighted the power play of both teams. The Bulls struck first just 2:56 into the period with a power play goal from Matt Kroska. The Steel answered back less than two minutes later on the power play with a goal from Jace Childs. The Bulls finished off the scoring for the period when forward Kyle Krueger lit the lamp to take a 4-2 lead. The second period was called early when Steel captain Isaac Hale went down hard on a hook by the Bulls’ Taylor Brown. After spending 17 minutes down on the ice, Hale was taken off the ice on a stretcher and transported to a nearby hospital. Hale was taken home on Sunday. (As of this writing, it is unclear whether or not he will play in this weekend’s series against the Blizzard.)
The Bulls then dominated a penalty-filled third period. Conor Jonasson found the back of the net just 0:47 into the period. The Bulls added an even strength goal from Richie Marenis and a shorthanded goal from Kyle Krueger to reach a final score of 7-2 over the Steel.
NEXT UP-The Twin City Steel (2-9-1) will travel to face off against the Alexandria Blizzard (8-2-0) at the Runestone Community Center on Friday, November 1st, at 7:10. The Steel will then host the Blizzard at the Vadnais Sports Center at 7:30 on Saturday, November 2nd