|12/26/2019 2:07:00 PM|
Wildcats get overtime winner
Chisago Lakes 5, Princeton 4
Isaac Roy scored an unassisted goal at 3:38 of overtime to give the Wildcat boys’ hockey team a 5-4 win over the Princeton Tigers last Thursday, December 19 at Chisago Lakes Arena. The Wildcats never trailed in the game, but the resilient Tigers kept it close and tied it up with just over three minutes left in regulation, setting the stage for Roy’s game-winner.
The Wildcats got off to a fast start. Roy scored just 45 seconds into the first period, assisted by Alex Bachmeier, to put the Wildcats up 1-0. Nick Helland scored three minutes later, assisted by Roy and David Kimlinger, and the Tigers didn’t know what had hit them. But the Tigers regrouped and scored just 30 seconds later to cut the Wildcat lead to 2-1. Nick Overgaard scored at the 12:37 mark of the period to stretch the Wildcat lead back to two. Ben Jinks picked up the assist. Princeton again answered almost immediately, scoring just 16 seconds later to keep within one.
The Wildcats outshot the Tigers 14-6 in the second period but couldn’t find the back of the net. It looked like the Wildcats would get to the second intermission with a one-goal lead, but the Tigers scored a shorthanded goal with nine seconds left in the period to tie it at 3-3. Tucker Bakken scored for the Wildcats early in the third period, assisted by Chase Mehlhorn and Overgaard, to give the Wildcats their third lead of the game. But the late goal by Princeton sent the game into overtime before Roy’s goal sent his teammates and the home fans out into a cold winter night with smiles on their faces.