Steel, Brahmas pick up wins on Thursday
MN Wilderness 3 @ Chippewa 5 – Five different scorers found the back of the net for Chippewa on Thursday night as the Steel erased an early 2-0 deficit with four goals in the 2nd period to come from behind in a 5-3 win. Defenseman James Miller scored his first of the year while also contributing an assist. Ethan Benz logged a goal and assist in the second. Ryan Waltman exploded for two assists and a goal to seal it in the third. Braden Lindstrom and Jack Brown also scored in the Steel win. Minnesota got off to a hot start 2-0 start in the first thanks to Cole Crusberg-Roseen and Matthew McQuade, both their sixth of the season. Max Neill helped narrow the deficit late in the second but Croix Kochendorfer stopped 28 of 31 shots to ultimately lead the Steel to a 5-3 victory.
Lone Star 2 @ Odessa 1 (SO) - A hard-fought battle in Odessa ends in a thrilling shootout. After a scoreless first, Nicholas Niemo scored early in the second to put the Brahmas up one. Rylan Yates netted his fourth of the season from Trevor Tauilen to even the score late in the second. Odessa’s William Proctor stopped 39 of 40 shots in regulation and overtime to carry this nail-biter to a shootout. Artur Taransky and Logan Tobias both netted their attempts while Austin Schwab stopped both to win it for Lone Star.