Steele County Blades Hit Home Ice This Weekend
The Steele County Blades junior hockey team plays three home games over the weekend at Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna, beginning Friday night against the league-leading Minnesota Blue Ox at 7:30PM. The Blue Ox (13-1-1) lead the U.S. Premier Hockey League Midwest, West Division standings. Three of those wins have come at the expense of the Blades, including last weekend 4-0 in Coon Rapids.
The Blades (5-9) welcome the Ironwood (MI) Yoopers (8-10) to town for a 7:30PM Saturday, November 11 face off and a matinee 3PM game on Sunday, November 12. Steele County swept a two-game set in Michigan a week ago, taking the opener 3-2. Cody Arbelovsky and Zach Bettmeng each had a goal and an assist. Nick Mizen earned the win in goal.
In the penalty-filled re-match, Steele County scored four goals in the third period to pull off the come-from-behind win 6-4. Bettmeng and Arbelovsky sandwiched goals around Tanner Booth and Kory Potach. Bettmeng and Booth each had a four-point night. Brendan Crayne got the victory in the nets. Steele County was 1-for-9 on the power play.