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Minot falls 5-4 in OT

Robert Brewer/MDN Minot forward Isaac Keller (white) scores the opening goal of the game from close range against the Minnesota Wilderness on Saturday, Oct. 17. However, the Minotauros would go on to lose 5-4 in overtime, ending their three game winning streak.

Following a 4-2 home victory against the Minnesota Wilderness on Oct. 16, the Minot Minotauros lost in overtime to the Wilderness 5-4 on Saturday, Oct. 17. It was the first lost Minot has suffered since resuming play back on Oct. 9, and the defeat puts an end to the club’s three game winning streak.

The first period saw Minot jump out to a 2-0 lead on the strength of an Isaac Keller goal, followed by a Joseph Harguindeguy power play goal. From that point, Minnesota registered three unanswered goals between the first and second periods to take a 3-2 edge on the scorboard.

Minot forward Damon Zimmer helped re-ignite the Minotauro offense with a goal in the second to momentarily tie the game at 3-3. The Minotauros would fall behind again in the third with Minnesota regaining the lead at 4-3. Then with just 36 seconds to go in regulation, Zimmer struck again for his second goal of the evening in dramatic fashion to send the contest into overtime.

Unfortunately for Minotauro fans, less than three minutes into the extra period, it was Minnesota forward Dominkis Marcinkevics who concluded matters with a goal assisted by Hunter Young and Joey Pierce.

Minot will look to rebound on Oct. 23 and 24 as they are scheduled to host the St. Cloud Norsemen for a pair of games at the Maysa Arena. Both matchups are slated for a 7:35 p.m. start time.

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