By: E Koehler,


The New Ulm Steel played their first home game of the 2018-19 season at the New Ulm Civic Center Saturday night against the North Iowa Bulls. New Ulm lost to North Iowa by four goals but was able to outshoot them 42-34, however, North Iowa had more quality scoring chances.

New Ulm had a rough start, allowing North Iowa’s Peter Verstegen to score just 31 seconds into the game. New Ulm finally started to get going about five minutes into the first period, getting three power play opportunities and scoring their only goal of the night.

New Ulm’s lone goal was scored by Cooper Hoheisel at the 9:32 mark of the first period with assists from Brian Oare and Deniss Berdniks.

The second period started all tied up at 1-1. Cam Fagerlee scored two goals for North Iowa, with one being a power-play goal, to make the score 3-1.

With 15:20 on the clock in the second period, Jarrett Cammarata found the back of the net off a pass from Hunter Johnson. The goal was immediately waved off, controversially ruling Cammarata kicked it in.

North Iowa was able to net two more goals in the third period from Matt Rozman and Verstegen to make the final score 5-1.

Henry Baribeau faced 34 shots and made 29 saves for New Ulm. North Iowa’s goaltender Dysen Skinner, stopped 41 of the 42 shots he faced.

New Ulm totaled 14 penalty minutes on seven infractions and went 0-for-5 on the power play. North Iowa had a total of 10 penalty minutes on five infractions and went 2-for-7 on the power play.


NUM: Cooper Hoheisel[1g], Brian Oare[1a], Deniss Berdniks[1a]

NIO: Peter Verstegen[2g], Cam Fagerlee[2g], Matt Rozman[1g], Matt Dahlseide[2a], Brendan Studioso[2a], Evan Junker[1a], Ivan Bogach[1a], Harrison Stewart[1a], Jack Giddings[1a], Marco Escobar[1a]

The New Ulm Steel’s next home game is Saturday, October 6 against the Alexandria Blizzard.