Blizzard battle back and split weekend in Minot. Recap Below
St. Cloud, MN-
Weekend Recap 1/3 and 1/4 @ Minot
Blizzard split the weekend in Minot
St Cloud got off to a hot start on Friday night leading after the 1st period 3-2. Goals by Green, Winter, and Murray got the Blizzard going in the right direction on Friday night but after the 1st it was all Minot. Minotauro’s replaced starting goaltender AJ Ruskowski after the 1st period were he let in 3 goals on only ten shots scored. Ben Garrity came in to takeover and stopped all 16 shots he saw in the 2nd and 3rd. 2 Goals in the 2nd and in the 3rd sealed the win for Minot at home.
The Blizzard had to bounce back Saturday and they did just that. After the Tauro’s got the scoring started in the first, It was Zack Diamont only 30 seconds later who tied the game up at 1-1. St Cloud had a huge 2nd period with goals from Owen Belisle and Blizzard leading scorer Jack Suchy who made it a 3-1 lead going into the 3rd period. Minot did get one more goal with a six on five pulled goalie advantage with only 19.9 seconds left in the 3rd to cut it too just a 3-2 lead but the Blizzard held on the last 20 seconds to get the 3-2 Win on the road. Goaltender Tyler Bost had his first official start on Saturday after the first attempt was cut short by a fluke ankle Injury a few weeks earlier. The Mahwah, New Jersey native stopped 47 of the 49 shots he saw and kept St Cloud in the game earning his 1st win wearing a Blizzard sweater.
St Cloud is still 6th in the Central Division and 18 points behind the Bruins and Tauros who are tied for the 3rd and 4th spots in the Central. The Blizzard do have a great opportunity this coming weekend as they will take on the Austin Bruins Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Thursday and Saturday will be home games at the MAC and Friday nights game will be in Austin.
Blizzard 3 stars of the Weekend
3rd Star #15 Jack Suchy 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 points