3-1. North Iowa's Bryan Broders scores after the NH goalie gets out of position.
Sorry, I missed that one on vid
Slashing on NI. New Hampshire on the powerplay for the first time.
Bartels great save. He hasn't really been tested
Pace has slowed for NI, but Bulls in control with 3-1 lead.
Great save by Bartels to preserve the 2-goal lead.
Sivets on a breakaway and it's 4-1
And now the Bulls go on the powerplay. Chance to ice this thing now
Sivets with two goals. Last one from Langfield
41 seconds left on the PP. Bulls still firing pucks on net.
By JARED PATTERSON
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- It’s been even more decisive than the score would indicate.
North Iowa has 30 more shots on goal and lead New Hampshire 4-1 after two periods at the USA Hockey Tier III Nationals on Thursday.
North Iowa put 27 shots on goal in the first period with Eric Behrend scoring the equalizer on a rebound before Patrick Sivets gave North Iowa its first lead with 2 minutes, 23 seconds left in the period.
New Hampshire goalie Cole Burack, who was sensational early in the game with the Jr. Monarchs unable to clear their zone, was out of position and it led to Bryan Broders giving North Iowa a 3-1 lead.
Sivets lit the lamp on a breakaway moments later to give North Iowa a three-goal cushion headed to the third period.
New Hampshire scored on its first shot on net early in the game but North Iowa’s Matt Bartels has been perfect since.
North Iowa has out-shot New Hampshire 42-12.
Alright, third period set to begin.
And 26 seconds into the period North Iowa takes a 5-1 lead
5-1. 15 minutes left and NI leads in shots 46-13
Jr. Monarchs cut it to 5-2 with 14:09 left.
Couple NI defenders fell on the ice.
Giving NH first really good scoring chance in a while
Little more than 10 to go. Still 5-2.
NH with a couple good scoring opps.
2-on-1 missed for NH, would have cut it to 5-3
Getting chippy late. New Hampshire going on the powerplay with 5:22 left.
Broders 2 minutes for slashing.
No problem. Bulls kill off penalty
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5-2 Final. NI plays at 10 a.m. tomorrow vs. Bellingham.
It was fun hearing the chatter between benches.
It's a really great setup here