By: E Koehler, nusteelhockey.com
The New Ulm Steel played a home and home series with the Willmar WarHawks this past weekend. Wednesday, New Ulm was in Willmar and won, 7-4, with Hunter Johnson, Jack Parks and Jacob Halvorson being big contributors to the win.
New Ulm had a bad night Friday, as they faced Willmar on home ice and lost, 4-2. This was Willmar’s just second regulation win all season. With only three lines of forwards and two lines of defense, goaltender Lucas Ehrlich was the difference maker for Willmar, making huge saves on quality scoring chances that New Ulm generated.
New Ulm concluded the weekend on top with a, 4-3, win over the Breezy Point North Stars Saturday night at the New Ulm Civic Center. New Ulm spent all but the last minute of the game either tied or trailing Breezy Point by one goal. The game consisted of back-and-forth scoring with Breezy Point always getting the upper hand.
New Ulm entered the third period trailing Breezy Point 3-2. New Ulm Captain Jarrett Cammarata scored the tying, and eventual game-winning goal with less than two minutes remaining in regulation time. It was a suspenseful final minute of play, as Breezy Point pulled their goaltender hoping to tie it up. New Ulm was able to hold on to the lead and win the game.
Henry Baribeau tallied two wins, winning both of the games that he started in net for New Ulm. Baribeau faced a total of 47 shots and made 40 saves.
Sam Ayd, Jarrett Cammarata and Halvorson were key players in all three of the games New Ulm played, with a combined five goals and 10 assists for 15 points.
The New Ulm Steel’s next three games, over the course of two weeks, are against the Granite City Lumberjacks. The home games will be Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 8.
NUM WEEKEND POINT SUMMARY:
Jarrett Cammarata[2g, 3a], Jacob Halvorson[2g, 2a], Sam Ayd[1g, 5a], Hunter Johnson[2g], Jordan Cooper[2g], Jack Parks[1g, 3a], Jake Ford[1g, 1a], Nate Andrade[1g], Keegan Bauman[1g], Michael Savelkoul[3a], Brian Oare[2a], Garrett Alton[1a], Oliver Hoeschen[1a], James Spaargaren[1a], Valter Midegs[1a], Nick Wieben[1a]