By: E Koehler, nusteelhockey
The New Ulm Steel could have had a tremendous comeback win last night in Alexandria, after being down 3-0 at the end of the first period. New Ulm’s first period was, truthfully, a hot mess and Alexandria took advantage of it, scoring three goals.
New Ulm came out for the second period an entirely different team. Keegan Bauman opened the scoring for New Ulm with an unassisted goal at the 7:28 mark. An Alexandria player had the puck down low, he tried to pass the puck up the ice when it deflected off a fellow teammate straight to Bauman in the slot who took a quick wrist shot that went in stick-side.
Carson Sandwick gave New Ulm their first lead of the night at 5:25 of the second period. The game was quickly tied back up again at 4-4 by Alexandria’s Brandon Connett just 21 seconds later.
The game headed to overtime, where New Ulm had a two-minute power play opportunity, but they couldn’t capitalize on it. The game ended in a shootout with Alexandria coming out on top.
Henry Baribeau faced 37 shots and made 34 saves for New Ulm. Alexandria’s goaltender Benjamin Vutci stopped 26 of the 30 shots New Ulm generated.
New Ulm totaled 26 penalty minutes on four infractions and went 0-for-5 on the power play. Alexandria had a total of 12 penalty minutes on six infractions and went 0-for-2 on the power play.
NUM: Jarrett Cammarata[2g], Keegan Bauman[1g], Carson Sandwick[1g], Jack Parks[2a], Jordan Cooper[1a]. Baylor Hudson[1a], Deniss Berdniks[1a], Jake Ford[1a]
ALX: Dylan Giorgio[1g], Dallas Duckson[1g], Dylan Mattson[1g], Brandon Connett[1g], Caleb Strong[SOg], Riley Scanlon[2a], Jack Westlund[1a], Elias Thompson[1a], Tanner Frerichs[1a], Tucker Kruse[1a], Zach Curry[1a], Connor Busse[1a]