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New Ulm boys rout Fairmont 10-1

NEW ULM — After two periods in their Big South Conference hockey game against Fairmont, the New Ulm Eagles had allowed the Cardinals just eight shots on goal.

In that same time, the Eagles had scored eight goals.

New Ulm ended up outshooting Fairmont 54-11 in the game as the Eagles routed the Cardinals 10-1 Thursday night at the New Ulm Civic Center.

Cade Bushard, Teddy Giefer and Noah Wilmes each scored twice for the Eagles.

Glavine Schugel, Braxten Hoffmann, Jacob Berg and Kyden Wenish each added goals.

Nolan Drill had three assists with Hunter Hulke, Keagan Schiro and Josh Gulden each adding two assists. Jace Addy, A. J. Arneson, Jacob Berg, Teagan Kamm, Hoffmann, and Schugel each had helpers.

New Ulm goalie Kyle Esser stopped 10 of 11 Fairmont shots with the lone Cardinals goal coming with less than three minutes to go in the game.

“We were a little flat in the first period but I think that we picked up the intensity once we got rolling,” New Ulm coach Ryan Neuman said as his team improved to 4-0 in the conference ad 4-2 overall. “We are just trying to get mentally set for these game.”

Giefer got the first of his two goals to give New Ulm a 1-0 lead at the 7:33 mark when he beat Fairmont goalie Carsen Musser who stopped 44 of 54 Eagles shots in the game.

Schugel returned from an ankle injury to get his first goal of the year at the 14 minute mark for a 2-0 lead. Fourteen seconds later, Hoffmann got his fourth goal of the season for a 3-0 lead.

The Eagles would fire 25 shots on Musser in the second period and score five times.

Bushard recorded back-to-back goals less than two minutes apart to increase the Eagles lead to 5-0. Wilmes goal at the 6:52 mark upped the lead to 6-0. Giefer’s second goal of the game and fourth of the year saw the Eagles ahead 7-0 before Wilmes netted his second goal of the game at the 15:41 mark as New Ulm carried a comfortable 8-0 lead after two periods.

Berg and Wenish goals just over a minute apart increased the New Ulm lead to 10-0 before Eli Anderson scored the lone Fairmont goal.

“Our scoring was spread out from all of the lines tonight and every line had two or three goals,” Neuman said. “We got consistent scoring from everybody and that has what we have been doing all year.”

New Ulm plays Thursday in Waseca in another Big South Conference clash.

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