To say North Iowa goalie Aaron Davis has meant a lot to the Bulls since his arrival in November is an understatement.
Friday night, the 20-year old out of Mound, Minn., came up big again in a 7-0 shutout win over Minnesota, improving his personal record on the season to 5-0.
“It’s fun to come in and win five in a row like that,” Davis said. “I haven’t had that happen to me in maybe two years so its nice to get some wins like this to get some confidence.”
Davis turned away all 16 shots the Flying Aces fired at him.
“That’s what he’s capable of doing,” said North Iowa coach Todd Sanden. “That’s a championship caliber goaltender.”
His defense in front of him was a big reason for his success Friday.
“They were rock solid,” Davis said. “They were clearing out what rebounds I left and they just did a great job.”
The Bulls offense was hot from the start.
Tyler Richison put North Iowa on the board just over a minute and half into the game.
Not until the second period did the Bulls score again. This time Tyler Kline found the back of the net for the Bulls two and a half minutes into the period and then the Bulls’ power play came alive.
North Iowa scored three straight goals with the man advantage (two in the second, one in the third) to lock up the game.
“That’s what we focused on in Wednesday’s practice and it definitely showed up tonight,” coach Sanden said.
The Bulls scored twice more to close out the game 7-0.
Taylor Brown led the Bulls with two goals on the night. Tyler Klein added one goal and one assist and Matt Kroska finished with three assists.
-Courtesy of Globe Gazette