Minnesota Wilderness win against Chippewa Steel in overtime

The Minnesota Wilderness managed to squeeze out an overtime road win against the Chippewa Steel, ending 4-3 in the action on Friday.

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The Minnesota Wilderness managed to squeeze out an overtime road win against the Chippewa Steel, ending 4-3 in the action on Friday.

Minnesota Wilderness' Gustav Ozolins scored the game-winning goal.

The visiting Wilderness started off strong and took the lead right after the beginning of the game with Joe Cesario scoring in the first minute, a goal assisted by Ren Morque and Charlie Erickson.

Gunnar Thoreson scored late in the second period, assisted by Severi Sulonen and Michael Quinn.

Late, the Steel's Peyton Platter scored a goal, assisted by Zach Sondreal and Joe Kelly, making the score 2-1.

Kade Nielsen tied the game 2-2 early into the third period, assisted by Tomas Trunda and Noah Grolnic.

Joe Cesario took the lead two minutes later, assisted by Eddie Shepler and Brian Lonergan.

Matthew Brille tied the game 3-3 nine minutes later, assisted by Joey Sylvester and J.J. Grainda. With this tie the game went to overtime.

In overtime, it took 3:40 before Gustav Ozolins scored the game-winner for the road team, assisted by Hunter Bulger and Joe Cesario.

The Steel were whistled for no penalties, while the Wilderness received no penalties.

Next up:

The teams play again on Saturday at 7 p.m. CST at Chippewa Area Ice Arena.