By: E Koehler,


The New Ulm Steel put on a show against the St. Louis Jr. Blues, coming back from a 2-0 deficit. Steven Mordini scored the eventual game-winning goal, going coast-to-coast and burying the puck blocker side with 40 seconds remaining in the second period.

Just 18 seconds earlier, Alex Nagel made a quick pass to a wide-open Tom Reilly in the slot. Reilly lifted the puck over the goaltender’s right pad to tie the game up at 2-2.

Brian Oare scored his first goal of the season to get New Ulm on the board at 3:41 of the second period. Trevor Woytcke fired a slap shot from the point. Oare collected the rebound and slid the puck into the net.

Ryan Smith added a goal 2:50 into the third period to make the score 4-2. Mason Trowbridge made a perfect no-look, backhand pass to Smith in the slot, who beat the goaltender, blocker side.

St. Louis’s two goals were both scored by Jack Hatton in the final three minutes of the first period.

Ryan Kenny faced 26 shots and made 24 saves for New Ulm. St. Louis’s goaltender, Hunter Smith, made 31 saves on the 35 shots he faced.

New Ulm totaled six penalty minutes on three infractions and went 0-for-5 on the power play. St. Louis had a total of 33 penalty minutes on six infractions and went 0-for-2 on the power play.


New Ulm Steel Point Summary: Brian Oare(1g), Steven Mordini(1g), Tom Reilly(1g), Ryan Smith(1g), Trevor Woytcke(3a), Oliver Hoeschen(1a), Alex Nagel(1a), Mason Trowbridge(1a)

St. Louis Jr. Blues Point Summary: Jack Hatton(2g), John Shively(1a), Jake Cox(1a), Ivan Galaguzov(1a)