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Red Knights claim key win over Chanhassen

By BSMHockey.com, 01/31/17, 10:45PM CST


Everett's goaltending backstops BSM win.

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. -- Benilde-St. Margaret's overcame a Chanhassen goal in the game's second minutes with four consecutive tallies and Zach Everett, after giving up that first goal, recorded 24 saves as the Red Knights claimed a 4-2 Metro West Conference win.

The Storm took a lead on their first shot of the game when Colin Moser scored from the bottom of the right faceoff circle just one minute, 41 seconds into the game.

They held that lead until BSM's second power-play chance of the game.

Nick Sims forced a turnover in the neutral zone and Dylan Hoen picked up the loose puck in the center ice faceoff circle before turning back towards the Chanhassen zone.

After deking one Storm defenseman, Hoen then got in on goalie Zach Swisher and shoved the puck underneath the Chanhassen netminder to tie the score at 1-1.

The Red Knights carried the momentum from that goal into the second period and took the lead 2:16 into the middle stanza when Jerome Newhouse intercepted a pass as Chanhassen tried to break out of its own zone.

Newhouse moved the puck to Joe Collins on the left side of the slot and, when Swisher committed to stopping him, Collins backhanded a pass to Jordan Roo, breaking down the slot, who deposited the puck into a wide open goal.

Less than four minutes later, the Red Knights found themselves on the power play and Sims' shot from the left point deflected off Ian Bahr, across the slot to Collins who proceed to score his fifth goal in three games.

Less than two minutes later, it was another deflection that resulted in BSM's fourth goal.

Bronson McLeod's shot from the left point was knocked down out of mid-air by Sims, bounced off Michael McNeil and found its way into the Chanhassen goal for a 4-1 Red Knight lead.

Nick Sims recorded a career-best three assists.

Joe Collins' fifth goal in three games proved to be the game winner.

With 4:26 to play in the period, Adam Galler's power-play goal made it a 4-2 game but Everett would stop the final 14 shots thrown his way, including a 10-save third period to preserve the Knights' win.

BSM converted two its three power-play chances in the game and, after going 3-for-44 in their first 13 games, the Red Knights have converted seven of 19 power plays in their last six games.

Meanwhile, Everett's performance resulted in his goals against average dropping below four for the first time since the season's third game. His 3.96 GAA is a full goal lower than it was six games ago.

BSM will take it's two consecutive victories into Saturday's Metro West Conference game, a 2 p.m. matinee affair versus Chaska at the Chaska Community Center.