Behind a great game by Jake Tomkowiak, who had two goals, Breezy Point defeated Rochester, 5-2.
Tomkowiak\’s tallies came at 17:18 into the first period to make the score 1-1 and 6:50 into the second to make the score 3-1 Breezy Point.
Breezy Point\’s penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled seven minors and one major for 39 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 22.0 minutes per game Breezy Point had been spending in the box. Breezy Point excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. Rochester was unable to stop Breezy Point from sending pucks towards the net, and Breezy Point eventually piled up 43 shots on goal. Breezy Point outdid its season average for goals scored. This season, Breezy Point averages 2.4 goals per contest.
Others who scored for Breezy Point included Nick Blanchette, Christian Meisinger, and Josh Laven, who scored one goal each. More assists for Breezy Point came via Josh Malin, Cory Dennis, Andrew Heckaman, and Reise Kieffer, who contributed one each and Sean Viti, Christian Lenzmeier, and Tyler Larwood, who each chipped in two.
Rochester was often in penalty trouble, totaling eight minors and two majors for 56 minutes in penalty time. Rochester surpassed its season average of 33.0 penalty minutes per game.
Rochester was led by Dominik Bogdzuil, who tallied two goals. Bogdzuil scored the first of his two goals at 11:54 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Rochester. Nick Paulson assisted on the tally. Bogdzuil\’s next tally made the score 4-2 Breezy Point with 3:59 left in the third period. Griffen Buck picked up the assist. In addition, Rochester received assists from Hunter Heightland and Trey McMillen, who contributed one each.
Breezy Point\’s Magnus Lindhe stopped 20 shots out of the 22 that he faced. Breezy Point registered one goal on six power play opportunities. Sam Nelson made 38 saves for Rochester on 43 shots.