Storm boys earn ninth win at Worthington
Nate Bratton and Hunter LeClair in action against Worthington. Photo by Jennifer Pederson Photography
With Morris Area school and activities canceled Friday, Jan. 27, Morris Benson Area boys hockey went from two games to one. The Storm’s home game against Windom was postponed Friday and MBA closed out the week by traveling to Worthington to play the Trojans Saturday, Jan. 28 and picked up the 8-1 win.
MBA started the scoring frenzy early with four goals in the first and another three in the second.
Charlie Goff opened the scoring with back-to-back goals just 18 seconds apart just under six minutes into the first period. Brady Pederson recorded the assist on the first goal while Ryan Tolifson assisted the second.
Kaleb Breuer made it 3-0 a little over 90 seconds later off a pass from Trevor Buss.
Then with 34 seconds left in the period, Breuer found Goff for his third goal of the period, giving MBA a 4-0 lead at the first intermission.
Worthington scored its lone goal of the game under 90 seconds into the second period. MBA responded quickly with a goal just over a minute later. Goff recorded his fourth goal of the game, and 21st of the year, and just over 30 seconds later, Tolifson scored his first goal of the game to give the Storm a 6-1 lead.
With under 15 seconds left in the second, Logan Hadfield found the back of the net for his fourth goal of the year to head into the locker room with MBA leading 7-1.
Midway through the final period, Alex Classuen recorded his first goal of his career, unassisted, for the final 8-1 score.
Nate Bratten picked up his first win of the season in net with just 10 saves.
Goff had a six-point outing, adding two assists to his four-goal game. Tolifson had three points on a goal and two assists.
The Storm, now 9-7, play Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Lee Community Center in Morris then travel to Sauk Centre for a game Thursday, Feb. 2 against Prairie Centre. MBA closes out the week against Luverne Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Benson Civic Center in Benson.