By: E Koehler, nusteelhockey.com
The New Ulm Steel had a strong showing Saturday against the Alexandria Blizzard, scoring six goals, the highest so far this season. Five of the six goals scored by New Ulm were from almost the exact same spot on the ice, down low and on the right side of the net.
Henry Baribeau was a key component for New Ulm’s success, making 36 saves. James Spaargaren and Hunter Johnson both had a great night. Spaargaren scored a short-handed breakaway goal in the second period and assisted on the first and last goals of the night. Johnson netted two goals, including the eventual game-winner in the second period.
Jordan Cooper opened the scoring with a power-play goal at 9:22 of the first period. Jacob Halvorson also scored a power-play goal early in the third period. Corey Stormer added a goal with 52 seconds remaining in the game.
Alexandria’s goals were scored by Tanner Frerichs and Riley Scanlon, both in the third period.
New Ulm totaled six penalty minutes on three infractions and went 2-for-4 on the power play. Alexandria had a total of eight penalty minutes on four infractions and went 1-for-3 on the power play.
NUM: James Spaargaren[1g, 2a], Hunter Johnson[2g], Jordan Cooper[1g], Jacob Halvorson[1g], Corey Stormer[1g], Michael Savelkoul[2a], Jack Parks[1a], Carson Sandwick[1a], Deniss Berdniks[1a], Sam Ayd[1a], Jarrett Cammarata[1a], Brian Oare[1a], Oliver Hoeschen[1a]
ALX: Tanner Frerichs[1g], Riley Scanlon[1g], Dylan Matson[1a], Tucker Kruse[1a], Elias Thompson[1a]