Crippled by injuries to a few key players including sophomore forwards James Adams and Sam Irvine, along with senior goaltender Steve Estep, the
Senior captain Mike Falvey took a pass from sophomore defenseman Max Hommeyer, weaved through three North Star defenders and beat goalie Marcus Tomsche with a nice move to his backhand to tie the game at two with just under ten minutes remaining in the game. Next it was another senior, winger James Wood, who made a nice play to give the Spartans the lead, tipping junior defenseman Sam Rock's shot from the point, scoring what would prove to be the winning goal (Wood has three game winning goals this season). Junior wing Wyatt Wenzel gave the Spartans a little breathing room, sending home a power play goal with just over four minutes remaining.
Junior Pete Simpson filled in for Estep in nets, making several acrobatic saves en route to an 18 stop victory, moving his record to four wins and one loss on the season.
Next up for the Spartans is a makeup game against the ninth ranked Marshall School of Duluth. The puck drops at 3:30PM Saturday at Mars Lakeview Arena in
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