Contact: Sarah Waldhauser
LITTLE FALLS, Minn.-The Twin City Steel extended their winning streak and went 2-3 on their power play as they defeated the Minnesota Flying Aces 8-3 on Sunday afternoon at the Exchange Arena.
Steel forward Calvin Miska got the ball rolling early in the first period as he scored at the 3:41 mark. The Aces answered back just minutes later to tie up the score. Steel forward Jake McAfee took a minor penalty for hooking at 17:16 and both teams took advantage of the open ice. Jace Childs gave the Steel a 2-1 lead on a shorthanded goal at the 18:00 mark. The Aces answered back 17 seconds later on their power play and the teams ended the period with two goals apiece.
The second period was all Twin City Steel as they scored four goals. The first came at even strength at 9:21 from Tyler Lodin. Less than two minutes later Brennan Osen lit the lamp to give the Steel a 4-2 lead over the Aces. They kept their momentum going, and 20 seconds after Osen’s goal Childs picked up his second goal of the night. The Steel finished off the period with a power play goal from Alexander Konnov.
The Aces went on the power play early in the third period as the result of a minor kneeing penalty assessed to Jerod Sabaska at 1:32 and were able to convert to make the score 6-3 Steel. The Steel’s Konnov then picked up both an even strength and a power play goal to give the Steel an 8-3 final over the Aces.
Alexander Konnov had six points on the night (3 G, 3 A), and Jace Childs picked up five (2 G, 3 A). Goaltender Jackson Germaine made 26 saves to help the Steel improve their record to 4-10-1.
NEXT UP-The Twin City Steel (4-10-1) will face the Minnesota Flying Aces (2-11-0) again on Wednesday, November 6th, at 7:05 at the Exchange Arena in Little Falls.