The Magicians took on the Janesville Jets this weekend at Richfield Ice Arena. On Friday, the Magicians picked up a 3-2 victory with a great 38 saves performance by goaltender Conor Klaers. The Magic also picked a goal and assist from both Ethan DeStefani and Cullen McCabe.
Saturday, the Magicians looked down and out, being down by two goals with just seven minutes left in the third. But the Magicians were about to pick up two late goals to force overtime, including a goal from Ben Schultheis with just 5 seconds remaining in regulation! The Jets would end up will in overtime but I was a solid effort by the Magicians to gain a point.
The Magicians will be back in action Wednesday night at Richfield Ice Arena against the Coulee Region Chill.
3 Stars of the Weekend:
1st Star: Ethan DeStefani – 1 goal 2 assists
The Merrimack recruit, had a three-point weekend, including 2 assists. DeStefani is now on a three-game point streak and now has 17 points (10 goals tied for second on the team) on the season.
2nd Star: Cullen McCabe – 1 goal 1 assist
McCabe scored his first goal as a member of the Magicians on Friday night and added an assist for his first two points on the season.
3rd Star: Conor Klaers – 1 win 38 saves .950SV%
Klaers made his first start in net on Friday night for the Magicians. The St. Louis Park native stopped 38 of 40 shots he faced and picked up his first win as a member the Magic.
Upcoming events for the Minnesota Magicians include:
Jan. 24th Home vs. Coulee Region Chill (Magicians Mug & Coaster Giveaway)
Jan. 27th Home vs. Kenai River Brown Bears (Pucks for Paws Night)
Feb. 9th Home vs. Austin Bruins (Valentines Night) (Skate With The Magicians)
Check out our Facebook page for more information on the Magicians upcoming home games!
*Photo by: Nick Wosika