By: E Koehler, nusteelhockey.com
Drew Schenkenberg made 32 saves in his New Ulm Steel debut to get the win over the Granite City Lumberjacks. New Ulm is currently at first place in the West Division with Granite City and the Alexandria Blizzard close behind.
Alex Nagel went glove side to score the game-winning goal in the third period at 16:37 and give New Ulm a 4-3 lead. Trevor Woytcke scored on the empty net with one minute remaining in the game to seal the win, 5-3.
Hunter Johnson managed to find the back of the net in a scramble in front of the crease to get New Ulm on the board with a power-play goal at 15:10 of the second period.
Braden Altena extended Granite City’s lead to 3-1 at the 18:33 mark of the second period. Nagel went top shelf over the glove to get New Ulm within one, with 24 seconds remaining in the second period.
New Ulm totaled two penalty minutes on one infraction and went 2-for-4 on the power play. Granite City had a total of eight penalty minutes on four infractions and went 1-for-1 on the power play.
New Ulm Steel Point Summary: Alex Nagel(2g, 1a), Austin Langworthy(1g, 1a), Trevor Woytcke(1g, 1a), Hunter Johnson(1g), Luc Kreuser(2a), Tom Reilly(1a), Max Kjome(1a), Steven Mordini(1a), Jimmy Miller(1a)
Granite City Lumberjacks Point Summary: Chase BiBari(1g), Nick Castro(1g), Braden Altena(1g). Brandon Bissett(1a), Sean Salz(1a), Jordan Olson(1a), Owen Sikich(1a)