North Stars 3-2 over Blizzard, in Friday night shootout.
Snipers, Nick Blanchette, Ryan Higgins, and Matej Krasny all had the HOT hands, as they all scored for the Breezy Point North Stars in a shootout, giving them the 3-2 SO victory over the Alexandria Blizzard. Josh Laven and Krasny also scored in regulation for the North Stars. In net, Breezy Point’s Magnus Lindhe made 38 saves.
North Stars again go 3-2 over Blizzard, in Saturday night shootout.
Nick Blanchette struck again, in a shootout to push the North Stars to a 3-2 SO win against the Blizzard. In regulation, Ryan Higgins and Austin Langworthy scored for the North Stars. Defensively, Bronson Moore was stellar in nets, with 41 saves on the night.
North Stars will do the same as they round off their series, with the Blizzard. The Stars will go on the road Friday night and take on Alexandria at the Runestone Community Center, at 710pm. Saturday night, the North Stars will be back at home, where they’ll continue to put the Blizzard on ice, with a puck drop slated for 730pm. Make sure to get your North Stars’ players cards. They’re a hot seller, right now at the Breezy Point Concession stand. Get yours now and have one of your favorite North Stars sign them.
The 2017 North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) Top Prospects Tournament begins in one week and will be held from February 27-28 at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.
The NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament is played in conjunction with the North American Hockey League’s (NAHL) Top Prospects Tournament. The event has quickly become one of the most highly-scouted events of its kind, with hundreds of junior, NCAA and NHL expected in attendance this season.
Kukla, Stotts and Sabina are heading to Plymouth, for the North Stars.
Steven Kukla– A 5-10, 165 pound sharp shooting forward from Chesterfield, Michigan will be playing in the “Young Guns” tournament. Steven has 16 goals and 15 assists, for 31 points in 38 games, this season. He’ll be making the trip, a bit of a “Home Coming”, as the games will be played in near by Plymouth.
Wyatt Stotts– The 2nd year 6-0, 185 pound NA3HL veteran and power skating Defenseman is from Stillwater, MN. Wyatt anchors a blue-line, with 8 goals and 8 helpers, in 31 games played. His heavy shot and slick skating skills have earned him the opportunity, to showcase his game, at the Top Prospects tourney.
Tristyn Sabina– The 4 year Junior vet and co-captain for the North Stars, has had an excellent season thus far. His team leading 20 goals and 21 assists are good for second in points, for the North Stars this season. The Kansas City, MO native has a knack for finding the net and will represent well, at the showcase.
The Breezy Point North Stars of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that defenseman Drake Hill has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Marian University next season.
Hill, 20, is in his second and final season playing in the NA3HL. The native of Bloomington, Minnesota, has appeared in 31 games this season with the North Stars and recorded 10 points.
Prior to this season, Hill (5’8/175) played last season with the Helena Bighorns in the NA3HL.
“Drake has worked very hard the last two seasons to achieve his goal in playing at the NCAA level. Drake has become a very large part of our program here with his strong character and work ethic on and off the ice. We look forward to see Drake in a Saber Uniform next season,” said Breezy Point head coach Jon Jonasson.
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to continue playing hockey and further my education at Marian University. I’m very appreciative and thankful for the staff here at Breezy point, particularly my coaches Jon Jonasson, Craig Larson and Tony Fulton. I’m ready to get started at Marian! Go Sabers,” said Hill.
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.