RALPH ENGELSTAD HOCKEY CLASSIC
By: Tim Oshie
The Crookston Pirates jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after the first intermission over the Virginia Iron-Buhl Blue Devils at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls.
Then, the Iron Rangers woke up.
Virginia scored five times in the second frame to take a 5-2 lead and skated to a 6-3 victory over the Pirates.
Crookston Jarrett Butenhoff scored an unassisted goal at the 12:27 mark of the opening period.
In the second stanza, Virginia tallied five consecutive goals before the Pirates Alex Edevold netted his third of the season with helpers going to Zach Mercil and Butenhoff.
Virginia's Garrett Hendrickson notched two goals and one assist in the victory.
( Boxscore courtesy of KROX radio Crookston )
1st Period 12:27 - Crox - Jarrett Butenhoff (3) - (unassisted)
2nd Period 2:34 - VHS - Andrew Judick - (Garrett Hendrickson) 4:21 - VHS - Chris Stoks - (Jordan Krebsbach, Brian Villa) PP 5:01 - VHS - Chris Stoks - (Chris Westin) 6:13 - VHS - Garrett Hendrickson - (Andrew Judick) 10:29 - VHS - Garrett Hendrickson - (Josh Lundberg) 13:06 - Crox - Alex Edevold (3) - (Zach Mercil, Jarrett Butenhoff )
3rd Period 3:32 - Crox - Brady Langlois (2) - (Luke Biermaier) 16:00 - VHS - Chris Westin - (unassisted)
Saves: Casey Myhre [V] 4-3-5 12 Matt Grove [Crox] 10-13-12 35