Twin City and Breezy Point were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Twin City made the most of its opportunities and won, 5-3.
Twin City gained the winning advantage on a goal by Fritz Belisle 48 seconds into the second period and hung on until final buzzer.
Twin City got the win on the strength of a great game by Jay Paul, who had two goals and one assist. Paul scored the first of his two goals at 12:44 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Twin City. Zackary Taylor assisted on the tally. Paul\’s next tally made the score 5-3 Twin City with 11 seconds left in the third period. Jared Erickson picked up the assist.
Twin City managed to stay out of the box better than usual, tallying one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Twin City ended up below its season average of 15.0 penalty minutes per game.
Twin City additionally got points from Joe Costello, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Twin City also got a goal from Yannick Zehnder as well. In addition, Twin City received assists from Ben Hersman, Alex Egle, Tristan Mayer, and Tyler Hoff, who contributed one each.
Breezy Point forced Twin City goalie Gunnar Howg to work between the pipes, taking 33 shots.
Breezy Point was helped by Josh Laven, who registered one goal. Laven scored 15:25 into the third period to make the score 4-3 Twin City. Ryan Mezera assisted on the tally. Breezy Point also got points from Tyler Larwood, who also finished with one goal and one assist and Austin Langworthy, who also grabbed one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Other players who recorded assists for Breezy Point were Adam Lund, who had one.
Howg recorded 30 saves for Twin City. Twin City registered one goal on two power play opportunities. Breezy Point\’s Christian Sanzottera stopped 21 shots out of the 25 that he faced. Breezy Point incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors.