Luverne icemen skate past WDC 8-4
Cody Christensen and Skyler Swier both iced a pair of goals Tuesday as the Luverne Cardinals trounced Wadena-Deer Creek 8-4 in the Willmar Bus Cup.
The Cards out-shot the Wolverines 17-4 in the first period and out-scored them 5-1.
The Wolverines rallied to out-shoot Luverene 16-8 in the second period and 14-11 in the third.
Christian Berg stopped Luverne's string of five straight goals with a power play shot at the 14:50 mark. David Najjar and Mitchell Swanson earned assists.
The Wolverines scored first in the second period when Bridger Pettit found the net with help from Taylor Bienusa and Colter Pettit at the 3:34 mark.
The Wolverines found themselves trailing 7-2 in the third period when Colter Pettit scored on the power play at the 30second mark. Swanson capped WDC's scoring with an unassisted goal at the 7:58 mark.
Austin Van Santen blocked 30 of the 34 shots he faced. Dylan Isola saved 28 of 36 shots.
Luverne 5 2 1 - 8
WDC 1 1 2 - 4
L: Cody Christensen (Zach Dingmann) 1:58
L: Dingmann (Chase Hoffman) 2:39
L: Skyler Swier (Skyler Wenninger) 3:35 PP
L: Jonny Solma (unassisted) 5:41 SH
L: Christensen (Solma, Dingmann) 7:57
WDC: Christian Berg (David Najjar, Mitchell Swanson) 14:50
WDC: Bridger Pettit (Taylor Bienusa, Colter Pettit) 3:34
L: Jackson Frankenhoff (Dylan Skattum, Hoffman) 5:10
L: Swier (Josh Connell) 11:08
WDC: C. Pettit (unassisted) :30 PP
WDC: Swanson (unassisted) 7:58
L: Chase Hoffman (unassisted) 12:39
Dylan Isola (WDC) 28; Austin Van Santen (L) 30
WDC 6, Mansfield, (Tex.) 4
Bridger Pettit came up with his second hat trick in three games and Taylor Bienusa had a goal and four assists Monday as the Wolverines won their opener in the Willmar Bus Cup.
The Wolverines scored four first period goals against the Tigers.
"They tried to play a college style game but they just don't have the skills," WDC head coach Dan Savoie said.
The Tigers managed to out-shoot the Wolverines almost 2-to-1 but they ran into a red-hot goaltender in Dylan Isola, who kicked out 39 shots.
"Dylan Isola played out of his head," Savoie said. "I told him afterward 'that's the kind of goal-tending I need.'"
Mansfield, Tex. 0 1 3 - 4
WDC 4 0 2 - 6
WDC: Mason Freeman (Taylor Bienusa) 6:31
WDC: Bridger Pettit (Bienusa, Shane Motschenbacher) 9:15
WDC: B. Pettit (Bienusa) 13:49
WDC: Logan Meyer (Colter Pettit) 14:32
M: Josh Allen (unassisted) 5:57
M: Hunter Woody (Allen) 4:33
M: Bryce Clanton (unassisted) 16:22
WDC: Bienusa (C. Pettit) 11:40
WDC: B. Pettit (C. Pettit, Bienusa) 12:49
M: Tanner Woody (Aaron Carver) 16:55
Dylan Isola (WDC) 39; Aaron Peart (M) 13, Matt Pressley (M) 8
Northern Lakes 6, WDC 1
Kyle Decent scored four goals, two on the power play, as the Lightning stormed past the Wolverines in a game Dec. 23.
David Najjar tied the game at 1-all by scoring the first goal of the second period. Assisting on the goal were Mitchell Swanson and Tyler Schmitz.
WDC 0 1 0 - 1
Northern Lakes 1 3 2 - 6
NL: Ray Nelson (Jake Box) 8:08
WDC: David Naijar (Mitchell Swanson, Tyler Schmitz) 1:55
NL: Kegan Couture (Ray Nelson) 5:50
NL: Kyler Decent (Andy Sorben) 10:07
NL: Decent (Jacob Travis, Alec Fitch) 16:36 PP
NL: Decent (unassisted) :19
NL: Decent (Travis, Connor Chambers) 7:30 PP
Wesley Janson (WDC) 37; Joey Bergquist (NL) 31