Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as Minnesota defeated Breezy Point in a shootout 4-3 (2-1 SO).
Minnesota overcame a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. Minnesota fell behind 3-1 after a goal by Breezy Point\’s Josh Laven at 19:54 in the first period. Minnesota tied things up at 3-3 on a power play goal by Alec Skar at 7:33 in the second period.
With three goals and two assists between them, Skar and Jace Cseter teamed up to power Minnesota\’s offense. Skar had two goals and Cseter also added one goal and two assists.
Minnesota kept Breezy Point\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Wes Paupore made 29 saves on 33 shots.
Minnesota also got points from Cseter, who also registered one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. More assists for Minnesota came via Aberwald and Ty Ennis, who contributed one each.
Minnesota was unable to stop Breezy Point from sending pucks towards the net, and Breezy Point eventually piled up 47 shots on goal.
Dakota McDonald recorded 44 saves for Minnesota. Minnesota incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Breezy Point incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors.