Contact: Sarah Waldhauser
LITTLE FALLS, Minn.-Twin City Steel goaltender Jordan Moran was stellar between the pipes as he made 20 saves to give the Steel their second shutout of the season in their 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Flying Aces on Wednesday night at the Exchange Arena.
The first period started off with a bang. Just 2:17 into the game, Steel forward Ryan Zerfas and Aces’ defenseman Justin Nielsen dropped the gloves and each took a five-minute major penalty for fighting. Despite being given power play opportunities, neither team was able to find the back of the net during the period.
The second period proved to be very mellow. Reminiscent of the first period, neither team was able to convert on their power play. The Steel finally broke through at the 16:19 mark with a goal from Jace Childs. Alexander Konnov and Calvin Miska picked up the assists and the Steel ended the period with a 1-0 lead over the Aces.
Aces’ forward Tyler Leverty took a minor penalty for kneeing at 9:57 of the third period, and the Steel took advantage of having the man advantage. Konnov lit the lamp at 10:23 to give the Steel a 2-0 lead, with assists going to Jerod Sabaska and Tyler Lodin. Lodin netted a goal of his own at 16:41 to give the Steel a 3-0 victory.
NEXT UP-The Twin City Steel (5-10-1) take on the Granite City Lumberjacks (12-3-0) on Friday, November 8th, at the Vadnais Sports Center. Puck drop is set for 7:30.