Section 5AA 2012/13
Champlin Park survives Blaine comeback, wins 5-4
The Blaine Bengals tried to dig themselves out of a two-goal hole, but the Champlin Park Rebels held on for a 5-4 victory.
The win gave the Rebels a 1-0 lead in the best of one series.
Spencer had two goals and one assist to lead Champlin Park. Spencer scored the first of his two goals at 1:11 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Champlin Park. Luke Dalman assisted on the tally. Spencer's next tally made the score Champlin Park with 19:09 left in the third period. Mason VanTuyl picked up the assist.
The Bengals forced the Rebels goalie Tyler Nelson to work between the pipes, taking 46 shots. Blaine did not rack up many penalties in the contest, finishing with only one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.
The Bengals were led by Ian Scheid, who racked up two goals. Scheid scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 7:15 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Champlin Park. Blaine had gained a power play chance when Scott Lessard was whistled for holding. Jesse Norling assisted on the tally. Scheid's next tally on the power play made the score 3-3 with 12:36 left in the second period. Noterman picked up the assist. Blaine additionally got points from Noterman, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Joey Lau also scored for Blaine. Other players who recorded assists for Blaine were Zack Wylie, Tyler Cline, Dallas Gerads, and Jack Micek, who contributed one a piece.
Champlin Park's Nelson stopped 42 shots out of the 46 that he faced. The Rebels totaled seven minutes in penalty time with one minor and one major and went 0-for-1 on the power play. Bailey Ketola rejected 15 shots on goal for the Bengals. Blaine registered one goal on two power play opportunities.