NEW ULM — in a recreation with 140 mins of blended consequences — 53 mins to New Ulm and 87 mins to Willmar — New Ulm Steel completed WarHawks’ sweep of the weekend.
Gus Cantwell scored a hat-trick on Friday evening sooner than scoring his twenty first and twenty second objectives of the season on Saturday evening in a 5-1 win over Steele on the New Ulm Civic Center in NA3HL.
Charlie Sullivan, Jack Lazer and Conor Sousa additionally scored each and every at New Ulm.
Cooper Kantra added two assists and Cantwell, Nick O’Brien, Aiden Swee, Charlie Olson, Johnny Thrasher, Lazer and Rafshin Salama each and every added a helper.
Steel goalie Nolan Lacosse stopped 30 of the Warhawks’ 31 pictures within the recreation.
The win was once additionally important as Steele (13-17-3) took a three-point lead over Wilmar and secured their fourth and ultimate playoff spot within the West Division.
“This win and sweep was once massive for our playoff probabilities.” Steele head trainer Alex North stated: “With some other win this night, we now have some separation. We are hiking the ladder as a lot as we will be able to. I’m doing it.”
Steele led 1–0 when Sullivan scored his 5th function of the season on the 14:30 mark of the primary length, with assists from Swee and Kantra.
New Ulm carried that lead into the second one length, when Cantwell made it 2-0 with a shot from the slot with assists from Salama and Lazer.
That lead was once held till Wilmer reduce it to 2-1 with a short-handed function.
A complete of 14 consequences have been whistled for each groups in a length.
“Both groups are very passionate and lots of groups aren’t used to being crushed by means of us.” North stated.
New Ulm added 3 extra objectives within the 3rd length as they did on Friday evening, with Cantwell, Lazer and Sousa striking the completing touches on their largest sweep of the season.
Lazer and Sousa’s function was once an influence play. Steele was once the ability play within the recreation and he went 11-2.
North stated he was once now not shocked by means of the quantity of consequences referred to as within the recreation, with one New Ulm participant and two Wilmar gamers ejected from the sport.
“It’s no marvel that those two groups are coming in combination.” North stated. “They pointed it out to Rivalry Night closing evening, which is lovely correct.”
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