Coming off a hard fought 5-4 loss to Granite City on Wednesday night, the Breezy Point North Stars showed their resilience, with a commanding win over the New Ulm Steel. Saturday, it was Teddy Bear toss for charity night and in front of a crowd of over 600 teddy bear armed fans, the Stars didn’t disappoint. The North Stars established a strong lead to secure a 7-1 win over the New Ulm Steel. Christian Lenzmeier tallied first, continuing his hot streak. AJ Hoyt notched his first goal of the season, also adding an assist. Captain Nick Blanchette, added 2 goals on the night and Kass Dvorak came knocking next, with his first and second of the season. To round out the rest of the scoring, rookie Ryan Higgins added his 4th of the season. Magnus Lindhe stood tall between the pipes, as he stopped 25 of 26 shots, to cap off the victory. Tim O’Connor scored one and goalie Nathan Siclovan made 39 saves for New Ulm.
Stars of the game were Nick Blanchette and Kass Dvorak.
Saturday night saw two Blizzards, roll in to Breezy Point. The first was a 16 inch dumping of snow. The second, was the second meeting between the North Stars and the Alexandria Blizzard. The Stars came out of the gates fast, in front of a crowd of about 400 snow drift battling fans. North Stars scored two in the first period of play, off the sticks of Alex Flicek and Matt Krasny, with assists going to Nick Blanchette, Tyler Larwood and Flicek. The second period was all Stars, as Blanchette, Cody Butcher and Wyatt Stotts all tallied goals, while Stotts and Higgins assisted on Blanchette’s and Flicek, assisted on Butcher’s goal, to round out period. In the 3rd period, the Blizzard tried a comeback. They scored two goals, but that’s all they would put together, as the North Stars’ Magnus Lindhe (33 of35 saves) stayed strong in goal, for the rest of the game.
The win for North Stars, has the streak at 10 wins, going into Granite City next Wednesday.
It was an exciting weekend of hockey in both Breezy Point and St. Cloud. The Stars and the Lumberjacks battled it out this past Friday and Saturday in two, nail-biter games. The North Stars came out victorious on Friday with a score of 4-3 in front of an entertained crowd at the Breezy Point Hockey Center in Breezy Point Minnesota. The following night, another fast paced, back and forth gamed ended at the end of overtime with the North Stars netting the winner in an intense, 3 on 3 overtime battle. This is the first time the up and coming North Stars have swept Granite City. Exciting hockey.
The North Stars are on the road this upcoming weekend against the Rochester Ice Hawks.