Blaine, Minn. – The St. Cloud Norsemen defeated the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks, 8-1, on Wednesday night to open the 2021-22 season, presented by Premier Real Estate. Seven different Norsemen scored over the final two periods to secure the win. The contest was the opening game for St. Cloud at the North American Hockey League Showcase at the Schwan’s Super Rink in Blaine.
After a scoreless first period, the Norsemen erupted for four goals in the second period and four additional tallies in the third period to put the game out of reach. Jackson Bisson led the Norsemen with a pair of goals, while Logan Kittleson paced St. Cloud with three points, including helpers on both of Bisson’s goals.
Kade Peterson, Ryan O’Neill, Blake Perbix, Brandon Lajoie and Evan Murr also lit the lamp for the Norsemen. Josh Langford earned the win in net by stopping 13 of 14 shots he faced.
The victory was the first season-opening victory for the Norsemen since 2017-18, when the franchise was based in Brookings, S.D. That season, Brookings won its first two games, and four of six games during the month of September.
The Norsemen will return to the ice on Friday night to face the United States National Team Development Program, in their second of three games at the NAHL Showcase. Faceoff is scheduled for 8:00 p.m.
The Norsemen games at the NAHL Showcase along with the entire season will be broadcast on HockeyTV ($) by St. Cloud’s play-by-play broadcaster Ashley Chase, on the Norsemen Network, presented by Lyon Sheet Metal & Heating. Tickets and information for the NAHL Showcase can be found here.
St. Cloud’s home opener is set for Friday, Sept. 24 at 7:05 p.m. at the Municipal Athletic Complex (MAC). The Norsemen take on the Bismarck Bobcats in the two-game weekend series with the second game coming Saturday at 7:05 p.m. Season tickets and single-game passes are on sale exclusively online at tickets.stcloudnorsemen.com