Boys Hockey: Saiko shutout gives Brainerd 1st win
BUFFALO — Brainerd goalie Luke Saiko rejected all 18 shots he faced as the Warriors evened their record and picked up their first win of the season 3-0 over the Buffalo Bison in a non-conference matchup Monday, Dec. 2.
Mike Laber put Brainerd up 1-0 with a first period score. Josh McLain added a power play goal late in the second with assists from Haden Kruse and Seth Vagts. Kruse wrapped up the scoring with an Eric Pohlkamp assisted goal 35 seconds into the final period.
The Warriors outshot the Bison 34-18.
Buffalo 0 0 0 -- 0
Brainerd 1 1 1 -- 3
First period: Brd-Mike Laber 3:34
Second period: Brd- Josh McLain (Haden Kruse, Seth Vagts) ppg 13:06
Third period: Kurse (Eric Pohlkamp) 0:35
Shots on goal: Brd 34, Buf 18
Goalies: Brd-Luke Saiko (18 saves); Buf-Levi Preugschas (31 saves)
Overall: Brd 1-1. Next: Brainerd at St. Cloud 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3.