November 4th 2016
The Rochester Ice Hawks received another strong performance from goalie Bailey Schmitz, but couldn’t find enough offense against the Breezy Point North Stars in a 4-1 North American 3 Hockey League loss on Friday at the Rochester Recreation Center.
Schmitz kept the Hawks in the game, stopping 37 of the 40 shots he faced. The North Stars led just 1-0 through two periods, on a goal by Steven Kukla at 14:36 of the second period.
Wyatt Stotts made it 2-0 1:56 into the third, but Rochester’s Austyn Renn cut that deficit in half five minutes later with a short-handed goal assisted by Matthew Bembenek.
The North Stars (12-3-1 overall) responded immediately, though, as Tyler Larwood scored on the next shift for a 3-1 lead. Andrew Heckaman added an empty-net goal with 18 seconds remaining.
The Ice Hawks (1-13-0) play host to the La Crosse Freeze at 7:05 p.m. tonight, then play at La Crosse at noon on Sunday.