The Chicago Junior Bulldogs rallied from two goals down to secure a 3-2 win over the Breezy Point North Stars.
Chicago never led in the game until netting the game winner. The Junior Bulldogs trailed 2-0 after a power play goal by Breezy Point\’s Ryan Mezera at 17:14 in the first period. Chicago knotted things up at 2-2 on a goal by Scott Coash Jr at 16:21 in the second period. The Junior Bulldogs netted the game winner at 13:29 in the third period on a goal by Coash Jr.
Coash Jr had two goals to lead Chicago to victory.
The Junior Bulldogs forced their penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up eight minors and one major for 51 minutes in penalty time. Chicago surpassed its season average of 30.0 penalty minutes per game.
The North Stars put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Junior Bulldogs to score on any of their three power plays. Breezy Point forced Chicago goalie Sam Harden to work between the pipes, taking 49 shots.
Harden rejected 47 shots on goal for the Junior Bulldogs. Chicago ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Chris Fiordirosa was ejected from the game. Levi Goosmann recorded 26 saves for the North Stars. Breezy Point totaled 23 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major and went 1-for-7 on the power play.