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Red Knights JV earns weekend wins

By BSMHockey.com, 11/28/15, 11:15PM CST


BSM takes down Marshall, Grand Rapids on northern road swing.

Max Jablonski had a goal and an assist in Saturday's win at Grand Rapids.

Benilde-St. Margaret's limited Duluth Marshall and Grand Rapids to a combined 23 shots and the Red Knights earned a 7-1 win over the Hilltoppers and a 5-2 win over the Thunderhawks on their Thanksgiving weekend road trip.

Friday, back-to-back goals by Lukas Metcalfe, just two minutes 18 seconds apart in the second period, broke open a one-goal game and began a five-goal rally by BSM.

Nathan Clark opened the scoring, 8:35 into the game, and Luke Coughlin's power-play goal at 2:42 of the second period gave the visitors a 2-0 lead.

Marshall then got on the scoreboard before Metcalfe's goals gave the Red Knights a 4-1 lead heading into the third period.

Jake Leonard expanded that lead to 5-1 early in the final frame and Joe Collins set up Jordan Roo for BSM's sixth goal before scoring a short-handed goal with 7:05 remaining in the game to round out the scoring.

BSM had a commanding 45-7 advantage in shots on goal with Collins leading the way with eight shots. Peyton Melin made six saves to collect the win in his first start of the season.

A day later, Ben Scherer and Clark scored in the game's opening 3:05 and Luke Coughlin and Max Jablonski added second period goals as the Red Knights used a 29-2 advantage in shots on goal to take a 4-0 lead into the final period.

The Thunderhawks scored twice in the first 2:53 of the third period to cut the lead in half but, despite a 14-11 edge in shots for the period, they would get no closer and, with 7:43 to play, Dylan Hoen scored on the power play to finish the scoring.

Melin made 14 stops  for BSM, which got a goal and an assist from both Hoen and Jablinski to lead the offense.

The Red Knights are on the road again, Tuesday, when they face Burnsville in a 5 p.m. game at the Burnsville Ice Center.

Complete game statistics for the game versus Marshall are available here.

Complete game statistics for the game versus Grand Rapids are available here.