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Minotauros drop second consecutive game in Minnesota

CLOQUET, Minn. — After enjoying a successful September, the Minot Minotauros’ October has started off on a bit of a sour note.

A night after losing a 7-6 overtime heart breaker to the Minnesota Wilderness on Friday night, the Minotauros (6-2) dropped a 5-1 decision to the Wilderness on Saturday night.

The Wilderness drew first blood in the first period, as Eric Fawkes found the back of the net in the second minute. The Minotauros countered with their lone goal in the fifth minute, as Andranik Armstrong-Kingkade scored his fifth goal on the season.

Fawkes struck for his second goal of the game and season in the second period’s third minute, and Ryan Nelson added some insurance in the twelfth minute of the period.

Heading into the third period, the Wilderness held a 3-1 advantage on their home ice.

Nathan Adrian and Nick Portz added additional goals in the final frame, and those scores sealed Minot’s first regulation defeat.

The Minotauros will host the Aberdeen Wings at 7:35 p.m. on Oct. 11. That contest will mark Minot’s home opener at Maysa Arena.

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