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Bo Olson fends off Worthington in the 6-3 win on Friday, Jan. 24 in Morris.

Storm adds two wins

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The Morris Benson Area Storm boys split four games in less than a weeks time, adding two victories to their now 3-15 record as of Friday morning. The Storms’ victories came last Friday, Jan. 24 in Morris in a rescheduled game against the Worthington Trojans, and the other in Breckenridge/Wahpeton on Thursday, Jan. 20.

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MBA Storm 6, Worthington 3 Worthington’s 12 minutes in the box on six infractions aided the Storm to victory on Friday, allowing the boys to score three goals on power play chances.

Taner Gimberlin got the Storm on the board early in the first with his power play goal at 3:40, but the Trojans responded with two goals of their own, sending the Storm into the first intermission trailing 2-1.

The Storm came out on fire, tying the game up at 1:47 with a Lincoln Paul goal assisted by Matt Hoffman and Gimberlin. Both teams exchanged goals midway through the second to head into second intermission tied 3-all.

The Storm added three more goals to take the win in the third. The Storm had a 61-25 shot advantage in the 6-3 win over the Trojans. Matt Hoffman ended the game with three assists and a goal. Corey Storck added two goals for the Storm, and goalie Tony Bruns saved 22 pucks in the win.

MBA Storm 1 2 3 - 6

Worthington 2 1 0 - 3

FIRST PERIOD – MBA: Gimberlin (Hoffman, Chad Schwarz) 3:40 (pp); W: Andrew Johnson (Kody Honius) 15:29; W: Evan Eggers 15:25

SECOND PERIOD – MBA: Pahl (Hoffman, Gimberlin) 1:47; MBA: Tanner Mikkelson (Hoffman, Pahl) 8:41 (pp); W: Nick Newman (Honius) 16:45

THIRD PERIOD – MBA: Storck (Cole Watzke, Bo Gullickson) 4:42; MBA: Storck (Corey Goff) 7:00 (pp); MBA: Hoffman (Gimberlin, Pahl) 11:48

GOALIE SAVES – Morris Benson: Bruns 22; Worthington: Alex Purdy 55

Luverne 10, MBA Storm 4 Bo Olson’s short-handed goal in the first period gave the Storm a lead, but undefeated Luverne eventually overwhelmed the Storm last Saturday afternoon in Benson.

Olson paced the Storm with two goals and an assist and Bo Gullickson and Corey Goff also netted goals and both had assists. Storck assisted on two goals.

Gunnar Olson scored four goals for Luverne.

The Cardinals are quick and have precise passes, but Coach Jeremiah Day is proud of his teams improvement since the last match up against Luverne – a 12-1 loss in Luverne in mid December.

“Luverne has a really good program,” Day said. “The fact that we stayed right with them through the first really says a lot about how hard our guys have been working and improving since the last time we saw [Luverne].”

“You could tell we were getting tired,” Day said. “Luverne is well-oiled machine, but our coaching staff is still proud of our guys and we, as a team, can’t hang our heads...We played well.”

Luverne 3 4 3 — 10

MBA 3 1 0 — 4

FIRST PERIOD – L: Gunnar Olson 5:22; MBA: Goff (Gullickson, Storck) 8:47; MBA: Olson 11:33 sh; L: Olson (Travis Frakes, Erik Tofteland) 12:43; MBA: Gullickson (Bo Olson) 15:15; L: Connor Hoffman ( Logan Norman) 15:59

SECOND PERIOD – L: Jackson Frankenhoff (Jaxon Nelson, Chaz Smedsrud) 2:56; L: Toby Sengvongxay 5:38; L: G. Olson (Norman) 8:29; MBA: Olson (Goff, Storck) 9:00 pp; L: Hoffman (Norman) 11:43 sh

THIRD PERIOD – L: Sengvongxay (Smedsrud, Andrew Verhey) 1:32; L: Olson (Norman, Nelson) 7:54 pp; L: Verhey (Jordan Dingmann) 14:04

GOALIE SAVES – Luverne: Connor Crabtree 18; Morris Benson Area: Bruns 45

Marshall 5, MBA Storm 0 The Marshall boys hockey team extended its winning streak to seven by blanking the Storm 5-0 in a Southwest Conference game Tuesday, Jan. 28 in Marshall.

A dominant defensive effort gave Marshall a 36-14 shot advantage, keeping the Storm out of the Tigers’ zone for a majority of the game with the Storm trailing 4-0 at the end of the second.

The Storm tried to make up lost ground in the third period, outshooting the Tigers 11-10, but failed to get on the scoreboard, resulting in a shutout victory for Marshall goalie Mason Campion.

Bruns had 31 saves in the losing effort for the Storm.

Marshall 2 2 1 - 5

MBA Storm 0 0 0 - 0

FIRST PERIOD - M: Alex Buysse (Andrew Bell) 8:39; Dylan Criquet-Danielson (Buysse) 16:40

SECOND PERIOD - M: Sebastian Landry (Derek Rasmussen, Blaine Moran) 6:14 pp; Criquet-Danielson (Taylor Rasmussen, D. Rasmussen) 10:53

THIRD PERIOD - M: Moran (T. Rasmussen, Brent Haukom) 12:36

GOALIE SAVES - Marshall: Mason Campion 14; Morris Benson: Bruns 31

MBA Storm 7,Wahpeton 3 The Storm traveled to Wahpeton to face off against Breckenridge/Wahpeton on Thursday, Jan. 30.

The Storm was up 3-0 into the second before the Blades’ power play took over, scoring three goals in less than three minutes to tie the game. The Storm had 23 minutes in the penalty box on 10 infractions–that’s almost one and a half periods of hockey. Despite being a man down, the Storm didn’t just give up, Gimberlin started a rally scoring effort at 10:43. Over the next 13 minutes, the Storm added three more scores to take the victory 7-3.

MBA Storm 2 3 2 - 7

Wahpeton 0 3 0 - 3

FIRST PERIOD - MBA: Taner Gimberlin (Lincoln Pahl, Tanner Mikkelson) 1:35; MBA: Corey Storck (Corey Goff) 3:03

SECOND PERIOD - MBA: Matt Hoffman (Gimberlin, Chad Schwarz) 1:09; W: Austin Hagstrom (Austin Berger, Aaron Neppl) 6:32 pp; W: Neppl (Berger) 6:50 pp; W: Nepple (Tyler Breuer, Hagstrom) 8:07 pp; MBA: Gimberlin 10:43; Goff (Mikkelson) 12:21

THIRD PERIOD - MBA: Mikkelson (Storck) 1:47; MBA: Storck (Goff) 7:33

GOALIE SAVES - Morris Benson: Bruns 32; Wahpeton: Tony Breuer 21, Tucker Barth 5

The Storm boys are in Morris tonight (Friday, Jan. 31) against Red Lake Falls, and off to Worthington in a prep hockey doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 3:30 p.m. The varsity is back at home on Monday, Feb. 3 in Benson when they face Redwood at 7 p.m. To wrap up next week, the Storm travels to Sauk Centre to play Prairie Centre on Thursday, Feb. 6 in their second to last regular season game.

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