Huge game by Anderson boosts xNorth Iowa over Minnesota, 10-0

Brandon Anderson was all over the ice for the xNorth Iowa Bulls, as he tallied two goals and two assists in xNorth Iowa\’s 10-0 win over the Minnesota Flying Aces.

Anderson\’s tallies came at 2:35 into the second period to make the score 2-0 xNorth Iowa and 18:17 into the second to make the score 4-0 xNorth Iowa.

The Bulls stifled Minnesota\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. xNorth Iowa forced the Flying Aces goalie Patrick Anderson to work between the pipes, taking 41 shots. The Bulls found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. This season, xNorth Iowa averages 6.7 goals per contest.

xNorth Iowa additionally got points from Zach Jones, who also had one goal and one assist, Chris Howard, who also finished with one goal and one assist, Matt Kroska, who also grabbed two goals and one assist, and Logan Murphy, who also registered one goal and one assist. xNorth Iowa also got a goal from Dominik Florian as well. Other players who recorded assists for xNorth Iowa were Timothy Santopoalo, who had one, Austin Jackson and Conor Jonasson, who contributed two a piece, and Sam Naegele and Richie Marenis, who each chipped in three.

Minnesota\’s offense operated below it season average. The Flying Aces average 2.2 goals per game. Minnesota\’s offense was handcuffed by the Bulls\’ defensive play, and the Flying Aces managed only 13 shots on goal during the game.

Chris Amsden made 13 saves for xNorth Iowa on 13 shots. The Bulls totaled 23 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major and went 2-for-2 on the power play. For xNorth Iowa, Florian was ejected from the game. Anderson recorded 31 saves for Minnesota. The Flying Aces totaled 31 minutes in penalty time with three minors and one major and went 0-for-3 on the power play. Minnesota ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Justin Nielsen was ejected from the game.