The Minnesota Flying Aces fell behind early, and the Breezy Point North Stars kept piling on the points on the way to a 9-0 victory.
Minnesota fell victim to a deadly Breezy Point power play, which ripped the Flying Aces for four goals.
The North Stars were paced by Nick Blanchette, who racked up one goal. Blanchette scored on the power play 6:56 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Breezy Point had taken the advantage when Minnesota\’s Tyler Gallagher got sent off for slashing. Ryan Herbert assisted on the tally.
The North Stars forced the Flying Aces\’ goalies to work all game long, ripping 40 shots and forcing 31 saves. Tanner Balk made 16 stops and Jaxson Gosnell made 15. Breezy Point surpassed its usual scoring output this season. The North Stars average 2.8 goals per game.
Breezy Point also got points from Crosby Steen, who also had one goal and one assist, Herbert, who also finished with one goal and one assist, and Joe Costello, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Breezy Point included Brooke Evans, Branden Walsh, Taylor Marx, Jordan Carey, and Ryan Mezera, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Breezy Point were Linder Kenyon, who had two and Felix Conrads and Seyia Hayata, who contributed one each.
Minnesota struggled to stay out of the sin bin throughout the game as it finished the game with 36 penalty minutes for 13 opposing power plays.
Jake Mullendore also scored for Minnesota.
Joe Licata recorded 24 saves for Breezy Point. The North Stars incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. The Flying Aces registered zero goals on two power play opportunities.