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Red Knight comeback falls short in loss to Mustangs

By BSMHockey.com, 02/09/17, 11:30PM CST


Three-goal third period not enough for BSM to overcome Breck.

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. -- A three-goal burst in third period was not enough for Benilde-St. Margaret's to overcome Class A No. 2 Breck in a 5-3 loss.

The Red Knights found themselves trailing, 4-0, after being outshot 22-11 in the first two periods, which included three games in less than six minutes, late in the second period by the Mustangs.

Austin Heidemann was responsible for getting the visitors out in front, scoring the lone goal of the first period before scoring the first two goals of the second to finish his hat trick and Brendan Madson scored with one minute, 39 seconds remaining in the first period to make it a four-goal game.

The Red Knights finally go rolling early in the third period when Dylan Hoen won a faceoff in the right circle of the Breck zone. Stefan Garcia quickly grabbed the puck and slid a backhand shot underneath Mustang goalie Linden Olness at 3:48 of the frame.

It was barely two minutes later when it was Hoen's turn to light the lamp as Joe Collins threaded a pass through the slot for Hoen to turn into his fifth goal of the season.

With an emerging power-play, which began the season by going 3-for-48, the Red Knights got their fourth power-play chance of the game with 7:46 to play and called a timeout to rest its top unit.

It would take nearly a minute but the rest period paid off as Joe Collins pulled in a Bronson McLeod shot on his backhanded, transitioned the puck to his forehand and snapped a shot that turned into his eighth goal in five games, making the game a one-goal affair and giving the hosts their 10th goal in their last 21 power-play opportunities.

However, the Red Knights could not get the equalizer and the Mustangs finally broke through for an empty-net goal, with Heidemann scoring his fourth goal of the night with 18 seconds to play.

The loss drops BSM to 5-15-1 heading into Saturday's home game versus top-ranked Eden Prairie, a game which is slated to get underway at 2:30 p.m. at the St. Louis Park Recreation Center.

Dylan Hoen set up BSM's first goal with a faceoff win and scored its second goal.