|League:||Mac’s AAA Midget|
|Date:||December 27, 2009|
|Teams:||Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep (Minn.) — 4|
|At:||Winnipeg Wild — 5|
|Synopsis:||Both teams came out flying from the face off, igniting some very exciting back and forth action. St. Mary’s showed great puck movement, quick accurate passes helped them move through the neutral zone quite quickly. Jimmy Mullin of St. Mary’s scored the opening goal of the game less than two minutes in, but Ben Micflikier responded about a minute later for the Wild to round out scoring for the period.
St. Mary’s used their speed advantage in the second to take control of the game. The Wild were severely outshot 19 -3 in the period however still managed to head to the third period tied with St. Mary’s at three.
Just over a minute into the third, still carrying the momentum from the second, St. Mary’s took a rarely seen delay of game penalty when after one centre was tossed from a faceoff, and then again as the linesman was about to drop the puck. The penalty killed all of St. Mary’s momentum as they quickly found themselves down 4-3 a few minutes later. St. Mary’s tried to fight back but their shots were mainly forced from the outside by the Wild defense. The Wild went on to win the game by a score of 5-4
Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep
20 Jimmy Mullin (F) — Jimmy had a very strong game, scoring the first two goals for St. Mary’s. Throughout the game Jimmy played hard on the puck and used his speed and explosiveness to create offensive opportunities for his team.
3 Connor Milligan (D) — Connor was a rock in this game. Connor’s aggressiveness saw him make a number of effective hits, and plays to keep the puck in the offensive zone. Connor didn’t find the score sheet but his work in his own zone he kept many of the St. Mary’s players off the sheet as well, particularly in the third period