Redemption for Minot

 

 

24 hours after leaving Brookings, the Blizzard bus pulled back into the parking lot at the Larson Ice Center after an unsuccessful road trip to Minot last night. The Minotauros were able to fight back from two different one-goal deficits and eventually one the contest 3-2 in over time. The game's first goal came early in the first period when Jared Docken scored on a power play. Thomas Williams was credited with the assist.  In the second frame, Jake O'Borsky tie the game when he scored a power play goal of his own. The Blizzard only recorded 11 shots in the first two periods and were out shot 25 to 21 in the game.

Each team had their chances in a game with filled with penalty.  A total of 20 penalties were called when it was all said and done, with a game ejection and two misconducts.  Each team was one for seven on the power play.

In the third period Nick DeCenzo scored his second goal in two games off the assist from Conor Andrle. But Tim Donohue answered midway through the period to tie the game 2-2, which it remained the rest of the period. In the extra frame it was Donohue again who crashed the net and scored the rebound after Blizzard goaltender Drew Weigman stopped a blue line shot from Jack O'Borsky.  Weigman had 22 saves on 25 shot while Tyler Parks took home the win for Minot with 19 saves.

With the overtime loss, the Blizzard recorded one point and are now tied for second in the division with the Bismarck Bobcats. The Blizzard are on the road for two games this weekend. Friday the Blizzard will take on the Coulee Region Chill and Saturday they will face the first place Austin Bruins for the last time in the regular season.