Storm boys pick up 1st win of new season
Mike Morales, Peter Lindblad, and Tyler Hansen each scored two goals and Andreas Siggelin and Brady Valnes both scored once to lead the MBA Storm to an 8-5 win over Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato Tuesday at the Benson Civic Center.
With the win the Storm evened their season's record at 1-1 heading into Saturday's game in Windom.
Morales got the Storm off to a good start against the Dragons when he scored at the 5:04 mark of the first period with Lindblad picking up an assist.
Siggelin gave the Storm a two-goal lead scoring at the 6:40 mark with assists from Morales and Jake Manska.
The Dragons got on the scoreboard to make the score 2-1 at the first period intermission.
Storm goalie Will Johnson had 14 saves in the period and the Dragon goalie, Bryce Johnson made five.
Morales scored the first goal of the second period as well, scoring unassisted just 56 seconds into the period, but the Dragons closed the gap to 3-2 with a goal of their own at the 8:44 mark.
Lindblad then scored for the Storm, scoring unassisted with just 12 seconds remaining in the period to regain a two-goal lead.
Saves for the period were eight for W. Johnson, and three for B. Johnson.
The Dragons started out quick in a high-scoring third period with two goals in the first 2:51 of play. Suddenly the game was tied at 4-4.
The Storm regained the lead at the 6:50 mark when Valnes converted on a pass from behind the net by Ethan Ratliff-Crain.
The Dragons answered with another goal just over two minutes later and the score was tied again.
Hansen then scored the eventual game winner with assists from Lindblad and Morales at the 10:00 minute mark and Lindblad added an unassisted goal 1:26 later.
The Storm took a penalty with 2:30 remaining and the Dragons decided to pull their goalie in an attempt to close the gap. A Lindblad breakaway caused a Dragon player to get a tripping penalty to even things up at four on four. Then Hansen closed the scoring with an empty-net goal at the 15:37 mark.
The Storm's Johnson made seven more saves in the period for a game total of 29. The Dragon goalie came up with eight saves in the period for a game total of 16.