NEW ULM PULLS OFF COMEBACK, BEATS WILLMAR 4-2

By: E Koehler, nusteelhockey.com

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The New Ulm Steel came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat the Willmar WarHawks, 4-2.

After Willmar’s two goals in the first period, scored by Hunter Hall and Ian Zaleski, Jake Ford got New Ulm on the board with a short-handed goal early in the second period.

Sam Ayd tied the game up at 2-2 in the third period at the 8:31 mark with a bullet from the high slot on the power play.

Carson Sandwick scored the go-ahead goal with just 3:36 remaining in the third period. Jacob Halvorson sealed the win with an empty net goal with only one second left on the clock.

Goaltender, James Royce, got his second win of the season making 20 saves.

New Ulm totaled 16 penalty minutes on eight infractions and went 1-for-5 on the power play. Willmar had a total of 10 penalty minutes on five infractions and went 1-for-7 on the power play.