Minnesota could not stop Breezy Point\’s Josh Laven, who tallied a hat trick in a 7-4 win.
Laven\’s first goal came 7:31 into the first period. He then added goals at 2:07 into the second and at 9:55 into the third.
Breezy Point forced Minnesota\’s goalies to work between the pipes, launching 37 shots and forcing 30 saves. Brady Griffin made 19 stops and Dakota McDonald made 11. Breezy Point\’s goal total was higher than its season average. Breezy Point averages 3.0 goals per game.
Breezy Point additionally got points from Ryan Mezera, who also grabbed one goal and two assists. Others who scored for Breezy Point included Christian Lenzmeier, Tyler Larwood, and Seyia Hayata, who scored one goal each. In addition, Breezy Point received assists from Cyril Nagurski, Jarett Green, Nick Blanchette, Adam Lund, and Reise Kieffer, who each chipped in one and Jake Tomkowiak and Torin Foundos, who contributed two each.
Minnesota was helped by Joe Guimont, who registered one goal and one assist. Guimont scored 9:02 into the second period to make the score 4-3 Minnesota. Ty Ennis provided the assist. Minnesota also got points from Ennis, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Minnesota also had goals scored by Tre Opack and Jacob Aberwald, who each put in one. More assists for Minnesota came via Ryan Conybear, who had two and Tyler Leverty, Jacob Cox, Frankie Moore, and Alec Skar, who each chipped in one.
Breezy Point took out Christian Sanzottera after he had made 11 saves and installed Dylan Barnes in goal, where he finished with 13 saves and the win. Breezy Point totaled 17 minutes in penalty time with one minor and one major and went 1-for-3 on the power play. Minnesota totaled 21 minutes in penalty time with three minors and one major and went 0-for-1 on the power play.