North Iowa plays Twin Cities at noon today for the USA Hockey Tier III national title. The Bulls advanced Sunday night with a 3-2, 2OT win over Helena.
We are here in Rochester. About 50 minutes until we drop the puck.
35 minutes until we get started.
Fatigue is the main question for me coming in, considering the Bulls played 96 minutes just 15 hours ago in the 2OT semifinal win.
Bulls in red today. Twin Cities in white.
Zamboni on the ice. About 15 minutes until we start.
3 minutes on the clock. Zamboni is off the ice.
Isaak Tjaden in net for TC. Bartels for NI.
Great crowd for NI for a Monday, noon start.
Starters being introduced now
Introducing all players today, not just starters.
Starters: Jake Johnson, James Hughes, Tim Santopoalo, Langfield, Fosdick.
Twin Cities being introduced now.
Anthem done. Time for hockey.
We'll know a lot in the first 10 minutes just how fresh NI is.
17:25 left in the first. No good score opps either way. 3-0 in shots in favor of NI
TC scores on its powerplay chance and take 1-0 lead.
And now anohter PP opp for TC
We have reached the midway point of the first period. 1-0 TC
Now Chapman to the box. 2 minutes for roughint.