12/19/2019 3:00:00 PM Becker no match for Wildcats
Chisago Lakes 5, Becker/Big Lake 2 David Kimlinger had a goal and three assists to lead the Wildcats to a 5-2 win over the Becker/Big Lake Eagles Thursday, December 12 at Princeton Ice Arena. The win improved the Wildcats’ record to 2-4-0 for the season.
After the Eagles scored just 36 seconds into the first period, Ben Johnson answered for the Wildcats just 44 seconds later, assisted by Kimlinger. The Wildcats took the lead on a goal by Isaac Roy just over six minutes into the period, with assists going to Kimlinger and Nick Helland. Kimlinger added an unassisted goal at almost exactly the halfway point of the period to boost the Wildcat lead to 3-1.
Neither team scored again until the third period. But the Eagles scored a power play goal a minute into the third period to cut the Wildcat lead to 3-2. Nick Overgaard answered for the Wildcats just three minutes later with an unassisted goal to stretch the lead back to two. And Helland sealed the win by scoring with 90 seconds left in the game, assisted by Kimlinger, to make the final score 5-2.
The Wildcats outshot the Eagles 36-23 for the game and Wildcat goalie Max Wilmer stopped 21 of the 23 shots he faced to pick up the win.
Hockey Hullaballoo The Wildcats will host the Princeton Tigers tonight at Chisago Lakes Arena at 7 p.n., in a game that has consequences for both section seeding and conference standings. And at 2 p.m. Saturday, they will welcome the Proctor Rails to town for a matinee.
Kevin Baumgard led a permanent display project to honor Wildcat players who played in college after their high school careers were over. You can see the results in the lobby of the Chisago Lakes Arena. And the Wildcats have invited these players back to Chisago Lakes Arena to honor them at a short ceremony between games on Saturday, January 4 in the afternoon. More information on the ceremony will be forthcoming in the next two issues of the Press.