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VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn.-The Twin City Steel recorded 48 shots on net and went 2-7 on their power play as they lost 8-7 in overtime to the Alexandria Blizzard at the Vadnais Sports Center on Friday night.
The Blizzard got on the board first at 7:59 with a goal from Joe Anderson. Chasy Myers-Beck tied things up for the Steel with an even strength goal at 9:37 while Tony Arias and Mathias Ahman picked up assists. The Blizzard quickly regained the lead just 18 seconds later with goal from Tyler Sworsky and the period ended with the Blizzard up 2-1.
It did not take long for the Steel to even things up again in the second period. At 1:50, Jace Childs found the back of the net as Alexander Konnov and Mathias Ahman tallied assists. The Steel gained the lead at 7:20 as Chase Myers-Beck picked up his second goal of the night. Tony Arias and Dylan Lincoln were credited with assists. The Blizzard tied things up again at 9:02 when Garrett Skinner scored shorthanded to make the score 3-3. The Steel then took full advantage of their power play opportunities. Jerod Sabaska scored with the man advantage at 12:51 with Isaac Hale and Alexander Konnov getting the assists. Tanner Duffney added another power play goal with help from Tyler Lodin and goaltender Jordan Moran at 14:31. Jace Childs scored unassisted at 14:50, and the Steel ended the period up 6-3 over the Blizzard.
The Blizzard brought the score to 6-4 at 1:02 of the third period off of a shorthanded goal from Mick Dhein. At 6:47, Chase Myers-Beck completed a hat trick and gave the Steel a 7-4 lead. Mathias Ahman and Dylan Lincoln tallied assists on the goal. Just over a minute later, Tyler Sworsky netted his second goal of the game to make the score 7-5. Joe Anderson scored his second goal of the game at 14:24 to bring the Blizzard within one goal. Joe Anderson then tied things up at 16:10 on a penalty shot goal and they teams headed into overtime with a score of 7-7.
The Blizzard outshot the Steel 4-0 during overtime, and Aammir Freese netted the deciding goal to give the Blizzard an 8-7 victory.