Moose knock off undefeated Knights, lose twice up north


After a tough loss against rival Buffalo, the Monticello-Annandale-Maple Lake Moose were out for vengeance when they returned home to face off against the undefeated St. Michael-Albertville Knights.
The first period had both teams neck-and-neck with no score on the board and each side with a man in the box. 
After taking the ice in the second period, the Knights clearly had the momentum and began to steal the game away from the Moose. They put 10 shots on goal and managed to get one past Monticello senior Darien Jones, leaving the Knights ahead in both shots on goal and points with a shots count of 8-19 and a score of 0-1. 
The game was not out of reach for the MAML Moose and they intended to take it back in the third period. Their hard work and determination paid off as Monticello Senior Oliver Winsor tied up the game for the Moose just five minutes in.
With the momentum back on the Moose’s side, Monticello senior Brooke Evans was able to score on the Knights’ goalie less than one minute after Winsor’s game-tying goal. 
The Moose held off the Knights through the rest of the third period and gave St. Michael their first loss of the season with a final score of 2-1.
On Friday, Dec 13, the Monticello-Annandale-Maple Lake Moose loaded the coach bus and began the journey to their weekend non-conference opponents: Brainerd and Bemidji. 
Friday night, the Moose battled against the Brainerd Warriors. Within the first period, the Moose earned a power play after a high-sticking penalty on the Warriors and the Moose capitalized as Monticello senior Sam Johnson scored from younger brother Nick Johnson.
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