Breezy Point and North Iowa were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Breezy Point made the most of its opportunities and won, 4-2.
Breezy Point gained the winning advantage on a goal by Tyler Larwood 17:55 into the third period and hung on until final buzzer.
Larwood had a great game for Breezy Point, netting two goals.
Breezy Point\’s offense rang up 46 shots on North Iowa\’s net.
Breezy Point also got points from Nick Blanchette, who also had one goal and one assist and Jake Tomkowiak, who also finished with one goal and one assist. More assists for Breezy Point came via Reise Kieffer and Seyia Hayata, who contributed one each and Christian Lenzmeier and Austin Langworthy, who each chipped in two.
North Iowa\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on four Breezy Point power plays. North Iowa could not produce up to its normal offensive output. North Iowa averages 6.2 goals per game. North Iowa forced Breezy Point goalie Christian Sanzottera to work between the pipes, taking 42 shots. North Iowa gave up more goals than its normal season average. North Iowa gives up 1.4 goal per game.
North Iowa was helped by Brett Gravelle, who grabbed one goal. Gravelle scored 37 seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 North Iowa. Joe Burgmeier provided the assist. North Iowa also got a goal from Tommy Hall as well. In addition, North Iowa received assists from Kohei Sato, Austin Jackson, and Jack Stang, who contributed one each.
Christian Sanzottera made 40 saves for Breezy Point on 42 shots. Breezy Point incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. North Iowa\’s Tommi Ahlgren stopped 42 shots out of the 45 that he faced. North Iowa totaled 35 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major and went 0-for-2 on the power play. Team\’s Sato and Jackson were slapped with misconducts and ejected from the game.