Early goals doom Minnesota, falls to xNorth Iowa, 14-1

The xNorth Iowa Bulls opened up a five-goal lead after the first period and did not look back en route to a 14-1 over the Minnesota Flying Aces.

xNorth Iowa got the win on the strength of a great game by Ian Penvose, who had two goals and one assist. Penvose scored the first of his two goals at 7:25 into the first period to make the score 2-0 xNorth Iowa. Dominik Florian provided the assist. Penvose\’s next tally made the score 5-0 xNorth Iowa with 5:04 left in the first period. Florian picked up the assist.

The Bulls forced Flying Aces\’ goalies to work all game long, launching 46 shots and forcing 32 saves. Mike Stumpf made 24 stops and Patrick Anderson made eight. xNorth Iowa managed to stay out of the box better than usual, totaling one minor for two minutes in penalty time. The Bulls ended up below its season average of 14.0 penalty minutes per game. xNorth Iowa\’s goal total was higher than its season average. The Bulls have scored at the pace of 7.1 goals per game during the current campaign.

xNorth Iowa additionally got points from Joe Kleven, who also registered one goal and one assist, Zach Jones, who also tallied one goal and two assists, Florian, who also had two goals and three assists to lead the team in points, Logan Murphy, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Tim Santopoalo, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Wesley Iverson, who also finished with one goal and two assists. Richie Marenis also scored for xNorth Iowa. More assists for xNorth Iowa came via Ron Lindgren, Cameron Brown, and Conor Jonasson, who each chipped in one, Tyler Richison and Matt Fosdick, who contributed two a piece, and Matt Kroska and Chris Amsden, who each chipped in three.

Minnesota also got a goal from Eric Cruickshank as well. In addition, Minnesota received assists from Vladislav Shipota and Jake Mullendore, who contributed one a piece.

Amsden rejected 15 shots on goal for xNorth Iowa. The Bulls registered two goals on five power play opportunities. Minnesota incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.