By: E Koehler, nusteelhockey.com
The New Ulm Steel was trailing the North Iowa Bulls, current Central Division leaders, 3-2 until Nick Wieben jammed the puck home with 54 seconds remaining in regulation time. The game headed to overtime, which gave New Ulm a much-needed point to keep their first place position in the West Division.
Brendan Studioso got North Iowa the win in overtime with a goal at the 3:42 mark.
Sam Storlie opened the scoring with a one-timer on the power play at 4:55 of the first period. North Iowa controlled the scoring in the second period with goals from Aaron Swanson and Jarod Blackowiak to take a 2-1 lead.
Alex Nagel tied the game up at 2-2 with an assist from Zach Heiser at the 5:08 mark of the third period. Lucas McKinnon broke the tie to again push North Iowa past New Ulm 13:27 into the third period.
New Ulm and North Iowa each totaled eight penalty minutes on four infractions and went 1-for-4 on the power play.
New Ulm Steel Point Summary: Nick Wieben (1g), Sam Storlie(1g), Alex Nagel(1g), Steven Mordini(1a), Luc Kreuser(1a), Zach Heiser(1a), Jarrett Cammarata(1a), Ryan Smith(1a)
North Iowa Bulls Point Summary: Aaron Swanson(1g), Jarod Blackowiak(1g), Lucas McKinnon(1g), Brendan Studioso(1g), Peter Verstegen(2a), David Dolter(2a), Tyler Bump(1a), Dayton Honkanen(1a), Shane Bernhardson(1a)