The Chicago Junior Bulldogs\’ Michael Ellis scored 3:17 into overtime to beat the Breezy Point North Stars, 4-3 (OT).
Chicago was sparked by Ellis, who finished with one goal.
The Junior Bulldogs\’ penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled six minors and one major for 37 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 29.0 minutes per game Chicago had been spending in the box. The Junior Bulldogs excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances.
Chicago additionally got points from Toms Taurins, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Niko Moulakelis, who also registered one goal and one assist. Scott Schroeder also scored for Chicago. More assists for Chicago came via Dane Kalas, who had two and Henry Hearon and Nathan Iaciancio, who each chipped in one.
Breezy Point kept Chicago\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Troy Pierce made 37 saves on 40 shots. The North Stars were often in penalty trouble, as it ended with seven minors and one major for 29 minutes in penalty time.
Breezy Point was helped by Ryan Mezera, who racked up one goal. Mezera scored 12:50 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Jordan Carey assisted on the tally. Breezy Point also had goals scored by Ryan Herbert and Blake Neumann, who scored one goal each. In addition, Breezy Point received assists from Linder Kenyon, Sean Viti, Crosby Steen, Yegor Paliy, and Alex Mimmack, who contributed one each.
The Junior Bulldogs registered two goals on five power play opportunities. The North Stars\’ starting goalie, Levi Goosmann, made 16 saves and finished with the otl before he was taken out in favor of Dakota McDonald, who stopped five shots.