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Morin’s big game bests Wisconsin in 7-4 Chicago win

Luke Morin had two goals and three assists to lead the Chicago Junior Bulldogs to a 7-4 victory over the Wisconsin Whalers.

Morin found the back of the net on the power play 8:49 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Wisconsin and again while 14 seconds into the third to make the score 5-4 Chicago.

Chicago found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. The Junior Bulldogs average 4.3 goals per game.

Chicago also got points from Matt Kostopoulos, who also finished with two goals and two assists, Ryan Maksimovic, who also registered one goal and two assists, and Tyler Dalton, who also had one goal and one assist. Henry Hearon also scored for Chicago. More assists for Chicago came via Daniel Marotz, who had two and Vince Bartkowiak, Kyle Pierce, and Matt Blaszkiewicz, who contributed one a piece.

Chicago was unable to stop Wisconsin from sending pucks towards the net, and the Whalers eventually piled up 44 shots on goal.

Wisconsin was helped by Easton Halbert, who grabbed one goal. Halbert scored 10:16 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Wisconsin. Clayton Janecke picked up the assist. Wisconsin additionally got points from Mitch Riese, who also finished with one goal and one assist and Zack Johnson, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Wisconsin also got a goal from D.J. Mussey as well. In addition, Wisconsin received assists from Ryan Martin, Jon Skarlis, Jason Hoehn, and Brett Gates, who each chipped in one.

Michael Krch made 40 saves for the Junior Bulldogs on 44 shots. Chicago incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. The Whalers\’ David Volkmann stopped 23 shots out of the 29 that he faced. Wisconsin incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.