Boys Hockey: Third period downs Red WingThe third period was Red Wing’s downfall for the second consecutive game as the Wingers fell 3-1 to South St. Paul on the road.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
The third period was Red Wing’s downfall for the second consecutive game as the Wingers fell 3-1 to South St. Paul Saturday on the road.
Red Wing (0-3) got a goal at 13 minutes, 54 seconds of the first period from Tristan Rehder but the Packers controlled the second period en route to the victory.
“We came out strong and we definitely took the play to them in the first period and we had multiple other opportunities in the first,” Red Wing head coach Mike Belisle said. “After we gave up that power play goal (in the second period) they dominated that period. We went a little bit flat but at the end of that period we still had an opportunity shorthanded but we missed an open net.”
Brendan Shanley scored the power-play goal for South St. Paul at 4:14 of the second period to tie the game at 1-1.
In the third period, South St. Paul’s Ben Krey and Alec Miller tallied goals at 9:05 and 13:52, respectively, to seal the victory.
Jack Pietruzewski finished with two assists to lead the Packers.
Preston Blaney made 28 saves for Red Wing in the loss and Anthony Kimmes finished with an assist.
“Overall, I felt it was one we should have won but again we gave up chances that turned into goals,” Belisle said.
The Wingers play again Thursday at North St. Paul before heading to Fergus Falls Saturday.