- The Merrill Blue Jays hosted the Pacelli Cardinals in a non-conference showdown.
There was nothing but defense early.
Pacelli circling the Merrill goal in the first period.
They penetrate and shoot, but Merrill goalie Bryce Broeking says thanks but no thanks.
Cardinals try it again, but the Blue Jay's Kyle Kleinschmidt puts the stick down to block it.
Great team defense there.
Pacelli here again on the offensive.
Davis Cowden knifing through the defense.
He'll try the shot, but Broeking again drops the hammer.
No goal for the Cardinals, and the Blue Jays come flying back.
Dylan Heller with a full head of steam.
He'll slam on the brakes and take a shot, but this time it's the Pacelli goalie stuffing the puck.
Here's Merrill again.
Bryce Swiechowski takes his turn.
It's no good but Michael Baumann has a chance with the rebound.
Still no score.
A great defensive battle in this one early, but Pacelli takes it 4-1 in the end.