The North Iowa Bulls were at home Friday, November 18, for a one game stand against the Minnesota Flying Aces. The past two matchups between these teams saw a .500 split for the Bulls and they were looking to take charge of this weekend’s matchup.
The Flying Aces had other plans. From the start, the Aces came out strong. Minnesota scored quickly to begin the game with two unanswered goals. North Iowa Bulls forward Patrick Sivets was able to put the Bulls on the board in the first period, with a goal assisted by Joey Crespo and Tyler Torkelson. Minnesota once again struck back against the Bulls in the first with two more goals to make the lead 4-1. However, Sivets was able to add a late goal in the first making the score 4-2 at the end of the first period.
The second period was a game of defense by both the Bulls and Flying Aces. Minnesota scored early in the second on a powerplay, but Bulls defensemen Brian Harrison scored on a powerplay and put up his first goal of the season for the Bulls.
As the Bulls headed into the third period with their work cut out, both teams once again made scoring near impossible. Harrison scored again on a powerplay to inch a little closer to the Flying Aces to make the score 5-4. After scoring, Harrison took a penalty which put Minnesota at an advantage. Minnesota had the final say in the third with an empty net goal extending their lead to 6-4 sealing the victory over the Bulls.
The North Iowa Bulls stay at home for a Thanksgiving night feast of the Twin City Steel starting at 7:00 p.m. The Bulls also take on Granite City on Saturday at 7:30. Be sure to catch all the action on fasthockey.com