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CCM NIT/America's Showcase: Day 2

04/21/2017, 10:00pm CDT
By Michael Trzinski


Minnesota 18U 5, Team Wisconsin 0

The 8:00am game time did not suit TW, as Minnesota came out of the gate fast, scoring twice in the first on the way to a 5-0 win over their eastern neighbors.

TW went 0-for-4 on the PP, while giving up one goal on the PK.

Minnesota outshot T-Dub 36-26 in the contest. Ana Holzbach stopped 31 shots, while MN goalies Jaela O'Brien and Mallory Tidona teamed up for a 26-save shutout.

Minnesota Seniors 7, Team Wisconsin 1

In their second game of the day, TW fell behind early and couldn't fight their way back into the contest Friday evening in Edina.

Minnesota built a 4-0 lead in the first five minutes of the opening period before Morgan Zirbel scored a PP goal late in the period. MN would score once more to take a 5-1 lead into the locker room after the first.

MN got a goal at the end of the second and led 6-1 heading into the final period and tacked on a late goal to account for the 7-1 final. 

Shots were 60-21 in favor of the home team. Rebecca Binder stayed busy, making 53 saves for TW.


Team Wisconsin 18-HP 9, Mass 2

TW got two in the first and last periods and five in the middle stanza in a dominating 9-2 win Friday afternoon.

Eric Sinson notched a hat trick, while Jack Gorniak, Riley Jensen, Alec Elkin, Danny McKenna, Justin Engelkes, and Hutson Collins each added a single score.

Jacob Dirks had a playmaker, and Jack Gorniak added a pair of helpers.

TW outshot Mass 46-15. Colin Ahern (6) and Peter Genatempo (7) combined for a baker's dozen worth of saves for TW.

Team Wisconsin Seniors 1, Minn 18-HP 1

TW and the MN HP-18 squad fought to a 1-1 draw Friday afternoon.

Nick Techel scored on the power play in the second to give TW a 1-0 lead, with Kellen Tharaldson getting the helper.

Cole O'Donnell tied the game midway through the third to account for the final score.

Shots were 26-20 in favor of TW. Sam Dunn stopped 19 pucks for TW.


TW 5, New York 2

TW got to work right away. 3:29 into the 1st period, Khloe Spors (Melrose-Mindoro) scored on an assist from HS teammate Baileigh Johnson (Neilsville).

Just two minutes later TW struck again. This time it was Alyssa Heim (Beaver Dam) unassisted.

Sydney McKersie (Metro Lynx) was in net and stopped everything New York threw at her and the period ended 2-0.

In the second, it was TW opening the scoring again. This time Megan Walmer (Pewaukee) took an assist from Stella Ramsey (Madison) and buried it. McKersie made several key saves to keep New York off the scoreboard and the period ended 3-0.

The third period again saw TW come out fast with Heim on an unassisted goal less than three minutes in. New York was finally able to capitalize on two power play opportunities to bring the game a little closer at 4-2.

However, TW came right back on a power play of their own just a minute later. Again it was Walmer, this time taking a great feed from Drew Deanovich (Fond du Lac) to put them up 5-2. McKersie shut the door the rest of the way making a total of 27 saves.
(Contributed by Mike McKersie)

TW 8, Atlantic White 0

It was all TW as they blanked Atlantic White 8-0 in Friday night's final game.

Megan Walmer had a pair of goals, along with one each by Victoria Nelson, Kyra Jansen, Eve Lundin, Baileigh Johnson, Khloe Spors, and Katie Meierotto.

Abby Anderson, Johnson, and Meierotto each notched two assists.

Ivy Shonka had a quiet night in goal for TW, stopping all three shots faced. TW put 33 shots on the Atlantic White netminders.


Pittsburgh 4, Team Wisconsin 1

TW dropped a 4-1 loss Friday evening in Pittsburgh. Trailing 2-0 late in the first period, Steve Scheurer scored for TW to cut the deficit to 2-1. Tyler Husnick got an assist on the play.

That's all the closer TW would get, as Pittsburgh tallied twice in the second to end the scoring.

Shots were 30-25, Pittsburgh. Mitch Hammes (13) and Jack Bostedt (13) combined for 26 saves for TW.

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