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Royal boys edge Moose 3-2

By Bruce Strand (ER StarNews), 12/18/14, 11:20PM CST


The Rogers Royals dominated the flow of the game but had to scramble from behind to defeat Monticello-Annandale-Maple Lake 3-2 on Thursday evening in Monticello.

Down 2-1 after two periods, the Royals snapped a three-game skid as Trent Fredrickson scored at 4:23 of the third and Sam Libke got the go-ahead goal at 8:18, with assists from Vinny Billing and Shane Smith, respectively.

Rogers (4-5) outshot the Moose 47-16, including 20-3 in a first period that ended 0-0. There only two power play in the game with Rogers going 0-for-2.

Dustin Schoepke scored for the Royals in the second period, while Hunter Norgren and McRae Haney connected for MALM (3-6).

Jackson Nelson, Rogers goalie, made 14 saves. Nathan Isaacson of MAML stopped 44 of 47.

Rogers will play at Bloomington Jefferson on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.