Jace Childs netted a hat trick to lead the Twin City Steel over the Breezy Point North Stars, 7-2.
Childs got on the scoresheet 17:38 into the first period. He then added goals at 4:38 into the second and at 11:54 into the second.
Breezy Point\’s power play was ineffective against Twin City\’s penalty kill, which allowed one goal while shorthanded.
The Steel forced the North Stars\’ goalies to work in net, firing 47 shots and forcing 40 saves. Joey Bergquist made 34 stops and Matt Memolo made six. Twin City surpassed its usual scoring output this season. The Steel average 3.8 goals per game. The defensemen of Twin City were also effective in Breezy Point\’s zone, and came away with two goals.
Twin City also got points from Mathias Ahman, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Chase Myers-Beck, who also registered one goal and three assists. Others who scored for Twin City included Maxim Karpikov and Zach Randell, who scored one goal each. In addition, Twin City received assists from Tyler Lodin, who had three and Evan Anderson, Tanner Duffney, Calvin Miska, and Zach Denny, who contributed one a piece.
Denny recorded 15 saves for the Steel. Twin City incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors. The North Stars incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.