Otters win first game over Sabers 3-1 [UPDATED]Published 9:31am Monday, December 19, 2011 Updated 11:32am Monday, December 19, 2011
The Fergus Falls Otters boys hockey team recorded their first win of the season beating Sartell-St. Stephen Sabers 3-1 on Friday in Sartell.
The Sabers got on the scoreboard in the first period on a goal from Ryan Bidinger, assisted by Tyler Minkel.
The Otters struck right back, scoring three minutes later on a goal by Joe Nathe, assisted by Peter Gaustad and Jake Ahlgren. The lone second period goal was scored by Otter Adam Evenson, giving Fergus a 2-1 lead.
Devin Johnson scored an unassisted goal in the third period to seal the victory for the Otters on the visitors’ ice.
Junior Ian Bjorgum got his first start in the net for the Otters, and had 24 saves in the win.
All three of the Otters goal came in a power play, which shows Fergus capitalized on chances.
The Otters (1-4) will look to notch their first winning streak on the season against River Lakes on Tuesday on the road.