Jr. Blues, Norsemen pick up wins on Thursday
Springfield 4 @ MN Magicians 3 (SO) – The Jr. Blues moved into a tie for 1st place in the Midwest Division thanks to a 4-3 shootout win on Thursday over the Magicians. Leo Bacallao had two goals in the win. The Magicians took a 1-0 lead in the 1st period with a goal from Hunter Longhi. Bacallao then scored back-to-back goals in the 2nd period to make it 2-1. Gavin Best scored for the Magicians before the period was done to make it 2-2. In the 3rd period, Springfield took a 3-2 lead on a goal from Carson Jones. With less than a minute remaining, the Magicians tied the game on Best’s second goal of the night. In the shootout, the Jr. Blues netted the only goal from Isaac Novak. Ethan Roberts made 34 saves in the win. Josh Langford made 34 saves in the shootout loss.
St. Cloud 4 @ North Iowa 2 – Blake Perbix and Ryan O’Neill each had a goal and two assists as the Norsemen won their third straight game in a 4-2 win in North Iowa on Thursday. St. Cloud jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to a 1st period goal from Blake Mesenburg and a goal early in the 2nd period from O’Neill. Later in the 2nd period, the Bulls tied the game at 2-2 with goals from Casey Roepke and Jack Campion. In the 3rd period, goals from Brandon Lajoie and Perbix secured the win. Norsemen goalie Tomas Bolo made 30 saves in the win, while Hunter Garvey made 25 saves in the loss.