Mar 18, 2024


The Matchup: St. Cloud (22-18-5) fell to the second-place Bismarck Bobcats (34-14-1) in a single game weekend contest by a score of 6-4 on March 16 at the Saint Cloud Municipal Athletic Complex inside Torrey Arena.

A Look at the Central: After this weekend, the Norsemen sit in fifth-place in the Central Division with 56 points. Bismarck is in playoff contention as they clinched a second place spot in the Central Division.

Series Review: St. Cloud opened up the scoring with a Jack Christ (Chaska, Minn./Chanhassen H.S.) tally at 4:03 of the first period. Chase Beacom tied the contest up for the Bobcats at the 12:15 mark of the frame. The Norsemen would take the lead into intermission when Christ found Hagen Moe (Grand Rapids, Mich./Springfield Jr. Blues/NAHL) in the slot to make the game 2-1. In the second period, Bismarck received five goals from Patrick Johnson, Luke Roelofs, Julian Beaumont and Kade Kohanski. Hudson Blue (Costa Mesa, Calif./Sioux Falls Power/TIEHL U18) scored the lone goal of the period. In the final stanza, Rhys Wallin (Wayzata, Minn./ Wayzata H.S.) put the fourth goal on the board for STC to close the regulation’s scoring. Bismarck went on to win 6-4.

Between The Pipes:

Max Weilandt (Northbrook, Ill./Dubuque/USHL) and Ryan Manzella (Eagan, Minn./Sioux Falls Power/TIEHL U18) split time in the contest. Weilandt made 17 saves while facing 23 shots. Manzella turned aside two shots. For Bismarck, Stephen Peck made 36 saves in the victory.

Up Next on the Schedule:

The Norsemen will face the Bobcats on March 22-23 when they begin a road series at VFW Sports Center in Bismarck, N.D. Both games will begin at 7:15 p.m. (C.T.)

Dain Solberg, Media Relations Intern


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