By: Erica Koehler, nusteelhockey.com
The New Ulm Steel was able to break away from the back-and-forth scoring on this Wednesday night tilt against the Alexandria Blizzard and come out on top with a final score of 6-4.
The Blizzard opened the scoring at the 4:41 mark of the first period. Keegan Bauman tied the game up at 1-1 with the help of Michael Savelkoul and Jacob Halvorson.
Dallas Duckson took back the lead for the Blizzard early in the second period but the Steel quickly answered back with a goal from Brian Oare.
Corey Stormer gave the Steel their first lead of the game with just a solid snipe from the slot.
The Steel’s lead was taken away at the 10:57 mark of the third period when Brandon Connett tied the game up at 3-3. Nick Wieben got the go-ahead goal with a bullet from the point.
Mason Enright’s goal gave the Steel a two-goal cushion until the Blizzard’s Austin McNeil made it a one-goal game once again.
The Steel felt the pressure when the Blizzard pulled their goalie for the extra attacker, but Bauman finished it off with an empty net goal with six seconds remaining.
Igor Samokhvalov stopped 34 of the 38 shots he faced for the Steel.
The New Ulm Steel are back on the road Friday night as they get set to take on the North Iowa Bulls. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.