Second period stings WingersTwo second-period power-play goals helped break it open for South St. Paul Tuesday in a 5-1 victory over the Red Wing boys hockey team at Prairie Island Arena in Red Wing.
Two second-period power-play goals helped break it open for South St. Paul Tuesday in a 5-1 victory over the Red Wing boys hockey team at Prairie Island Arena in Red Wing.
The Wingers (1-2) had three penalties in the second period and gave up two goals during the penalty kill as the Packers took a 2-1 game and made it 5-1 at the end of the period. Red Wing has been outscored 13-1 in its past two games.
Red Wing senior Marcus Noesen took a five-minute major in the second period after he slashed a South St. Paul player in the offensive zone. That penalty led to the first power-play goal by Jack Pietruszewski at 8 minutes, 24 seconds. A little more than five minutes later Ryan Sobazkiewicz scored for the Packers on the power-play after Wingers senior Jack Strusz got whistled for his second penalty of the period.
Jake Hill started the scoring in the second period for South St. Paul on an assist from Cole Leafgren at 6:51.
The Packers finished with 41 shots on goal and two penalties for the game.
South St. Paul took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Alec Miller at 4:47 of the first period. Red Wing rallied to tie it on a goal from Kyle LaPorte on an assist from Joe Partington at the 10:58 mark, but the Packers regained the lead 28 seconds later when John Mike scored on an assist from Pietruszewski and Hill.
The Wingers finished with 34 shots on goal and outshot South St. Paul 14-8 in the third period.
Preston Blaney had 36 saves on 41 shots for Red Wing, which plays Fergus Falls Saturday in Red Wing.