Huge game by Childs boosts xTwin City over Minnesota, 6-3

The xTwin City Steel\’s Jace Childs had a big offensive game, scoring one goal and contributing three assists in his team\’s 6-3 win over the Minnesota Flying Aces.

Childs beat Patrick Anderson with a shot 8:43 into the third period to make the score 4-3 xTwin City. Sam Basich picked up the assist. Childs dished an assist on Basich\’s goal that made the score 1-0 xTwin City at 1:38 into the first period. He then added assists on Basich\’s goal at 8:26 into the third and on Basich\’s goal at 16:45 into the third.

xTwin City was often in penalty trouble, totaling six minors and one major for 27 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 21.0 minutes per game the Steel had been spending in the box. xTwin City kept Minnesota\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Anderson made 29 saves on 35 shots.

xTwin City also got points from Basich, who also racked up three goals and one assist. xTwin City also had goals scored by Cory Johnson and Chase Myers-Beck, who each put in one. In addition, xTwin City received assists from Joonas Huovinen, who had five and Brandon Taylor, Tony Arias, and Zach Randell, who each chipped in one.

The Flying Aces\’ offense rang up 34 shots on the Steel\’s net.

Minnesota was helped by AJ Gullickson, who had two goals. Gullickson scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 3:43 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Minnesota. The Flying Aces had taken the advantage when xTwin City\’s Calvin Miska got sent off for boarding. Jake Mullendore provided the assist. Gullickson\’s next tally on the power play made the score 3-2 Minnesota with 13:06 left in the third period. Minnesota had gained a power play chance when Randell was whistled for hooking. Eric Cruickshank assisted on the tally. Minnesota additionally got points from Cruickshank, who also tallied one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. More assists for Minnesota came via Bradee Thompson, who had one and Anthony Martinez, who had two.

Jared Schletty recorded 31 saves for the Steel. xTwin City registered two goals on five power play opportunities. The Steel ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Miska was ejected from the game. The Flying Aces incurred 20 minutes in penalty time with five minors.