MINNESOTA BLIZZARD U16 TIER 1 TEAM STARTS FALL SEASON WITH 4-1 RECORD
The Minnesota Blizzard U16 Tier 1 Team starts season with a 4-1 record.
BLIZZARD -4 SIOUX FALLS -2/ BLIZZARD -4 SIOUX FALLS -3
The Blizzard started the regular season off with a 4 game weekend with Sioux Falls Stampede U16, Minnesota Magicians National Team & Minnesota Blades U16. The weekend started off with a great team effort and solid goaltending by Trevor Wong in a 4-2 Win, Goals were scored by Will Svenddal x2, Kyle Heffron & Garrett Smith. In the 2nd game of the weekend the Blizzard had a re-match against Sioux Falls, This time the game was decided late when Nic Henry picked off a pass and went in alone to score and give the Blizzard their 2nd win 4-3. Will Pinney was the difference in this one as he took a flurry of shots late during a Stampede push. Other goal scorers were Joe Quast, Kyle Heffron & Nate Schweitzer.
BLIZZARD -10 MN MAGICIANS -3
In a contest between two Minnesota teams the Blizzard would flex its depth and skill to defeat the Minnesota Magicians 10-3. Goal scorers Garrett Smith, Nate Schweitzer, Grant Morton, Kyle Heffron x2, Keegan Langfels, Joey Anderson, Ryan Mulrenin, Noah Tussey & Ryan Roeske.
BLIZZARD -1 MN BLADES -3
In the final game of the 4 game weekend the Blizzard would face the Minnesota Blades. This would be big test for the Blizzard to see where they stood as a team against one of the best teams in the country as well as the team to beat in Minnesota.
The game was fast paced from the opening puck drop as both teams feature some of the state’s top u16 players. After an opening surge by the Blades the Blizzard would settle in and strike first when Ryan Mulrenin would beat the Blades goaltender off a turnover from the left faceoff circle to give the Blizzard a 1-0 lead. This score would hold up for awhile as both teams traded momentum through out the 2nd period until finally the Blades pressure created the tying goal. 1-1 after 2.
The 3rd period was an extremely intense fast paced period of hockey as both teams wanted to get the lead. It was a late penalty on the Blizzard for holding that finally created the game winner for the Blades. The Blades Mike Koster would poke in a loose puck for the power play goal with 2:33 left in 3rd. The Blades would add an empty netter for the 3-1 win.
BLIZZARD -4 ALASKA OILERS -3
Blizzard defeated the Alaska Oilers U16 team 4-3 on Tuesday Sept. 26th at Ridder Arena. The Blizzard once again played a solid team game to take control early and defeat a very good Alaska team.
Overall it was a great start to the fall season for the Blizzard.