The Wildcats responded strong following two overtime losses defeating East Ridge 3-1. Henry Reiff scored at 5:11 in the second period assisted by Jonny Meiers and Aidan Byrne. The Wildcats came out strong in the third period with Byrne scoring his first goal of the season assisted by Luke Anderson and Tony Asta. Meiers scored his third goal of the season on an empty netter. Derek Manzella continues to perform in the net defending against 26 shots on goal.
The win against East Ridge followed two overtime conference losses by the Wildcats. The Prior Lake Lakers defeated the Wildcats 4-3. The Wildcat powerplay converted in the first period with a goal from Reiff, assisted by Byrne and Asta. Asta came through again in the second with a goal assisted by Byrne and Aiden White. Luke Anderson scored his first goal of the season in the third period assisted by Asta and Max Meekin. The Lakers pulled off the win scoring in overtime during the power play. The Wildcat’s suffered a similar heartbreaking overtime loss to the Farmington Tigers earlier in the week.