Minnesota Crookston Drops Game Saturday; Come back late on Sunday to earn a tie with Minnesota Duluth – Crookston Times

Duluth, Minnesota — Last weekend, the University of Minnesota Crookston hockey team traveled to Duluth for a two-game series against Minnesota Duluth. On Saturday, the Bulldogs, two goals late, earned a 6-4 win while the Golden Eagles returned the favor and scored with less than five minutes to go, resulting in a 4-4 draw.

Minnesota Crookston is moving to 16-4-1 for the season. game on Saturday

The Golden Eagles would quickly strike at a Jackson Fuller (Sun, F, Minneapolis, Minn.) goal, assisted by Gunner Ferrier (Jr, D, Baudette, Minn.) and Logan Syrup (Sun, F, Park River , ND)

UMD would score the next two in the first goal, but Jake Huska (Jr., D, Snow Lake, Manitoba) would tie the game by two early in the second. Mitchell Coleman (Sun, F, Hatton, ND) picked up the assist.

Huska would give the Golden Eagles a 3-2 lead 30 seconds into the period. Syrup and Fuller would get the assists.

In a shared theme, UMD would respond immediately and tie the game at 3, but Tyler Zahradka (Jr., F, Grand Forks, ND) would put one down behind the Bulldogs goalie for a 4-3 lead.

UMD scored the last three goals of the game, including an empty neter, to earn the first game win. The Sunday game

On Sunday, the Bulldogs would get off to a quick start, taking an early 2-0 lead midway through the first third.

Huska responded and halved the lead on his third goal of the weekend, with Syrup providing the assist. After the first 20 minutes it would be 2-1.

The Bulldogs would strike to regain their two-goal lead, but Zahradka and Dylan Borseth (Sr., F, Williston, ND) would score in the second half to add three post-second-half goals.

Seven minutes into the final stretch, UMD would score to regain their lead, but Tristan Morneault (Jr., F, Dieppe, New Brunswick) would score a huge goal on the power play to even things out at four. It would be the second goal with the man advantage in the game.

The game would go into overtime with neither team scoring in the three-for-three game. UMD would win the shootout.

Braden Schmitz (Sun., G, Devils Lake, ND) earned the start in the net and amassed 36 saves that night.

What’s next

Minnesota Crookston will look to get back to winning ways next weekend at a place they’ve lost just once this season. The Golden Eagles will host St. John’s University at the Crookston Sports Center on Friday and Saturday. Puck drop with St. John’s is scheduled for 7pm on Friday. The Golden Eagles are 9-1 at home this season.


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