The Northstar Knights won their 20th and 21st games of the season this weekend as they sweep the AAA U 18 Shattuck St. Mary’s team in Faribault, MN. The wins extended the Knights unbeaten streak to 18 games, going 15-0-3.
Game 1 was a defensive battle that featured great goaltending by both teams. The Knights Camdyn Barber was perfect on the night stopping every shot that he faced. The Knights Talon Sigurdson broke a scoreless tie late in the 3rd period after picking off a pass in the slot and beating the Shattuck goalie cleanly. Knights forward Kayle Bocken provided the forechecking that led to the turnover in the high slot. The Knights defense was superb, limiting the scoring chances and preserving the 1-0 win.
Game 2 was just as hard fought as game 1 with solid goaltending and defense by both teams. Just like game 1, a strong forecheck led to the Knights first goal when senior defenseman Logan Johnson scored from the point to give the Knights a 1 -0 lead. After a PP goal to tie the game, the Knights battled hard to regain the lead. Late in the 3rd, the Knights scored on a powerplay to secure the win, when Senor Jackson Vercellono scored off a rebound shot by Senior Defenseman John Drury. Collin Soderholm was superb in the net for the Knights, making several saves in the last minute with the Knights on the penalty kill.
Knights defenseman Luke Anderson received the game puck after his strong defensive play on Sunday and fellow defenseman Logan Johnson received the Warrior award for the teams Warrior of the weekend.
The Knights will be on a 3 week break for the holidays and return to action on January 12 and 13 in Grand Forks against Pilot Mound.