The Tuesday night game in Bemidji was a tight defensive game that needed a final deciding over-time period. The St. Cloud squad dominated in zone time and shots early, but it was Bemidji picking up the first goal of the game early in the 1st period. St. Cloud battled back picking up the lone tally of the 2nd period. In the 3rd both teams picked up one more goal, sending the game to OT tied at 2-2. Andrew Cumming of St. Cloud scored his 2nd of the night giving his team the OT winner. Let’s take a look at the top performers of the night.
Three Stars of the Game
Andrew Cumming Ι Sophomore Ι 5’7 130lbs Ι Forward
In his first year of high school hockey, Andrew Cumming has been spectacular. He is currently 3rd on the team in points and 2nd in goals. He currently has 18 points (12 g, 6 a) in 13 games. Picking up 2 more goals and securing the win for his team was just another night at the office for the Sophomore.
Ι Junior Ι 6’2 175lbs Ι Defensemen
The St. Cloud junior defenseman is having an outstanding year, leading the team in points with 23 (3g, 20a) in just 13 games. He is a great skater, with excellent offensive vision from the blue line. He picked up another 2 assists in this one, both on the goals from Andrew Cumming. He played 4 games last season in the NAHL after the high school season, and I would assume a junior team will pick up at the end of the season as well.
Ι Senior Ι 5’8 135lbs Ι Goalie
The senior goaltender for Bemidji is having a bit of a tough year, with a 2-9 record and a .873 save%. However, in this game he gave his team a chance to pick up the win. St. Cloud threw a lot of rubber at Rebischke, but he stood strong stopping 36 of the 39 shots. He is undersized at 5’8 but he used quick movements and great use of depth to shut down the strong offense of St. Cloud.