Dec 15, 2020

Bismarck, ND – A shutdown performance from goaltender Paxton Geisel and a shootout winner from Jack Suchy lifted the Norsemen to their second straight victory in a 2-1 win over the Bismarck Bobcats.

The opening period saw the hosts take a 1-0 lead when Bismarck’s Quinn Rudrud netted an even strength goal at 7:12 into the frame.

In a penalty-filled, second period, the Norsemen capitalized on a Bobcats defensive miscue as Blake Mesenburg secured the short-handed tally to tie the game.

After a scoreless third period and the same score line following overtime, the game headed to the shootout where Jack Suchy would score the only goal for the Norsemen while Goaltender Paxton Geisel dazzled, stopping all three Bismarck shots to secure the victory.

With the win, the Norsemen are 2-6-0 and will focus their attention to Friday’s matchup with the division-leading Aberdeen Wings.

Mark Shelley will provide the play-by-play of the game on the Lyon Sheet Metal & Heating Norsemen Network beginning at 7:10 PM CT.

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