The Norsemen are on their way up the Central Division standings after a weekend sweep of the Minot Minotauros that saw both games go to overtime.
Overtime is nothing new to the Norsemen, as the team has played into the extra frame seven times during the 2020-2021 season with five of those games resulting in overtime victories while the other two have seen St. Cloud to a 1-1 record in the shootout.
Two Norsemen forwards account for the five game-winners this season. Brett Chorske, a Colorado College commit, leads the entire North American Hockey League with three showstoppers, and Captain Ben Helgeson, a University of Wisconsin commit, has scored back-to-back winners this past weekend.
Overtime wins have propelled the Norsemen north of .500 hockey over the past 10 games, earning points in six of those contests. St. Cloud’s victories of late have created a script for a chaotic battle between four teams for the final two playoff spots in the division.
The remainder of March will see a pair of games with both the Austin Bruins and the Minnesota Wilderness and a plethora of valuable points up for grabs. The Norsemen overtook the Bruins for 5th in the division with this weekend’s wins and are closing in on the Wilderness for the 4th spot.
With half the season left to go, the Norsemen are set for a favorable schedule that sees them on home ice for 20 of the remaining 30 games.
The second half of the season begin Tuesday with a meeting with the Wilderness on Tuesday night at the St. Cloud Municipal Athletic Complex at 7:00 PM.
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