The Breezy Point North Stars and the Chicago Junior Bulldogs were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Breezy Point made the most of its opportunities and won, 4-2.
Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, and Benny Smieja\’s goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker.
Ryan Mezera had a great game for the North Stars, netting two goals. Mezera\’s tallies came on the power play at 6:07 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Breezy Point and 19:29 into the third to make the score 4-2 Breezy Point.
Breezy Point\’s penalty kill excelled, as the North Stars gave up one goal despite allowing six power plays.
Breezy Point forced Chicago goalie Michael Paku to work between the pipes, taking 57 shots.
The Junior Bulldogs were forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as they racked up 24 penalty minutes.
Chicago was helped by Ryan Maksimovic, who finished with one goal. Maksimovic scored 19:39 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Toms Taurins provided the assist. Chicago also got a goal from Scott Coash Jr as well. In addition, Chicago received assists from Michael Howard, Henry Hearon, and Mike Holmes, who contributed one each.
The North Stars\’ Matt Milendorf stopped 25 shots out of the 27 that he faced. Breezy Point incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors. Michael Paku made 53 saves for the Junior Bulldogs on 56 shots.