Twin City climbed out of a four-goal hole to beat Minnesota, 7-5.
Twin City never led in the game until netting the game winner. Twin City was down 5-1 after a goal by Minnesota\’s Tyler Leverty at 2:46 in the second period. Twin City tied things up at 5-5 on a goal by Fritz Belisle at 8:19 in the third period. Twin City got the game winner on the power play at 15:41 in the third period on a goal by Belisle.
Twin City kept Minnesota\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Dakota McDonald made 34 saves on 41 shots. Twin City outdid its season average for goals scored. This season, Twin City averages 4.6 goals per contest.
Twin City was helped by Yannick Zehnder, who registered three goals and one assist. Twin City additionally got points from Jared Erickson, who also racked up one goal and three assists. Adam Vannelli also scored for Twin City. In addition, Twin City received assists from Tyler Nystrom, Nicholas Campbell, James Hale, Alex Egle, Tristan Mayer, and Jay Paul, who each chipped in one and Paul Stehr and Luc Kreuser, who contributed two each.
Minnesota found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. Minnesota averages 2.8 goals per game.
Minnesota was led by Ty Ennis, who had two goals. Ennis scored the first of his two goals at 3:02 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Minnesota. Ennis\’ next tally made the score 3-1 Minnesota with 5:11 left in the first period. Kyle Wendorf provided the assist. Minnesota also got points from Tre Opack, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Minnesota also got a goal from Joe Guimont as well. More assists for Minnesota came via Jacob Aberwald, who had one.
Nathan Siclovan made 20 saves for Twin City on 25 shots. Twin City incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Minnesota incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.