Nolan Sawchuk scores for Burnsville in Tuesday night's 2-1 win over Jefferson. Credit: YHH.
Burnsville beat Bloomington Jefferson Tuesday night 2-1 on a late goal by Tyler Smith at Bloomington Ice Garden.
The Blaze got their first win of the season after a tough start in which they lost late to Hill-Murray and in the last seconds of overtime to Edina. Tuesday, lady luck was on their side when a wide angle shot by Smith got past Jefferson goalie Michael Vande Waa for the eventual game winner.
"Smitty took it to the net wide and somehow it took a lucky bounce and went in," said Burnsville head coach Janne Kivihalme after the game.
Each team took turns scoring in the first two periods. Nolan Sawchuk scored for the Blaze late in the first, a period which was all Burnsville. Senior forward Eric Otto found Sawchuk on a two-on-one play and the senior defenseman tapped it in for the Blaze.
Down by a goal late in the second period, Jefferson got a break when Wieland Parrish (nephew of former Jaguar Mark) got a loose puck in front of the net during a scramble and buried it to tie it going into the third period.
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