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.
The Breezy Point North Stars are proud to announce that Nick Blanchette, has been named team captain for the 2016-2017 season. Blanchette, a Defenseman, from Aitkin, has 6 goals and 5 assists, in 11 games this season. Nick is in his third season, with the North Stars. “Nick has been a great on and off ice leader, since the very first day of training camp, ” said coach Jon Jonasson. “His work ethic, drive and motivation is evident everyday. He has a high level of intensity, that he brings into every game and into the locker room, ” continued Jonasson. Nick played his high school hockey for the Northern Lakes Lightning and played under North Stars GM, Craig Larson. “Nick’s worth to our program, goes beyond a player looking to just keep playing hockey. His character and his game presence, is what some programs are built around,” said Larson. “The fact that he’s a local player is great, because it gives other local hockey players the vision of wearing a North Star sweater and have that opportunity to play in front of their families and friends, is a big deal around here,” Larson added.
North Stars head to Rochester this Friday, to finish the series with their central division opponents. Follow along on HockeyTV, to watch the game streamed live.