Minnesota pulled out a 6-5 (OT) overtime victory over Alexandria on a clutch goal by Joe Guimont.
Although Minnesota was up by as many as three goals in the second period, Alexandria kept the game interesting by staging a comeback that ultimately fell short. Alexandria pulled to within 5-4 on a power play goal by Aaron Ryback at 13:56 in the third period.
With three goals and two assists between them, Tre Opack and Guimont teamed up to power Minnesota\’s offense. Opack had two goals and one assist and Guimont also notched one goal and one assist.
Minnesota outdid its season average for goals scored. This season, Minnesota averages 2.7 goals per contest.
Minnesota additionally got points from Guimont, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Minnesota also got a goal from Kyle Wendorf as well. Other players who recorded assists for Minnesota were Tyler Leverty, Lucas Mutschelknaus, Alec Skar, and Kevin Donahue, who each chipped in one and Frankie Moore and Jacob Aberwald, who contributed two each.
Alexandria was helped by Caleb Anderson, who finished with two goals and one assist. Anderson scored the first of his two goals at 5:00 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Alexandria. Tyler Frischmon provided the assist. Anderson\’s next tally made the score 4-2 Minnesota with 18:23 left in the second period. Logan Nelson picked up the assist. Alexandria also got points from Frischmon, who also grabbed one goal and three assists to lead the team in points. Tosten Mann also scored for Alexandria. In addition, Alexandria received assists from Trent Olson, Dawson Ellingsworth, and David Carey, who each chipped in one.
Dakota McDonald rejected 22 shots on goal for Minnesota. Minnesota incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Alexandria took out Chance Kremer after he had made six saves and installed Brey Effertz in goal, where he finished with 10 saves and the otl. Alexandria incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors.