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Kaskisuo leads MN Wilderness to shutout victory over Kenai River

Soldotna Sports Center    Sat, Nov 23, 2013

Kasimir Kaskisuo was superb between the pipes for the MN Wilderness Wilderness, as he did not allow a goal in a 2-0 victory over the Kenai River Brown Bears.

MN Wilderness was sparked by Terry Leibo, who finished with one goal. Leibo scored on the power play 5:58 into the second period to make the score 1-0 MN Wilderness. The Wilderness had gained a power play chance when Gustav Berglund was whistled for instigator. Jack Forbort picked up the assist.

Referees had their hands full with a major incident at 15:01 into the third period. Seven fighting penalties were dished out along with 12 game misconducts.

The MN Wilderness penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled five minors and four majors for 70 minutes in penalty time. The Wilderness surpassed its season average of 17.0 penalty minutes per game. MN Wilderness' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on three Kenai River power plays. The Wilderness put 34 shots on net during the contest, more than the 29.9 they average per game.

Darian Romanko also scored for MN Wilderness. Other players who recorded assists for MN Wilderness were Ivan Chukarov, John May, and Dominik Tiffels, who contributed one a piece.

Kenai River racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with four minors and six majors for 178 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 24.0 minutes per game the Brown Bears had been spending in the box. Kenai River could not produce up to it normal offensive output. The Brown Bears average 2.7 goals per game. By firing 35 shots on goal, Kenai River exceeded the 28.7 shots it averages per game this year.

The Brown Bears were led by Vincent Stefan, who took five shots.

Kasimir Kaskisuo made 35 saves for MN Wilderness on 35 shots. The Wilderness registered one goal on four power play opportunities. For MN Wilderness, Nolan Culver was ejected from the game. Zach Quinn recorded 32 saves for Kenai River. For the Brown Bears, Stefan, Conor Deal, Frankie Spellman, and Zack Zulkanycz were ejected from the contest.