(Fargo, ND) - The Sioux City Musketeers entered Friday’s contest seeking their third consecutive victory but special teams proved crucial as the Fargo Force skated to a 6-2 victory.
Fargo scored the only goal of the first period just 44 seconds into the contest. Bennett Schimek tied the game on the power play early in the second stanza before assisting on Ben Steeves’ go-ahead goal nine minutes later.
However the Force scored twice in a 12-second span before the intermission to take a lead they’d never relinquish. Fargo took advantage of eight Musketeer penalties in the third period, cashing in for three power play goals including two 5-on-3 tallies.
Schimek has now recorded multiple points in two of his last four games, totaling five points during that span. Akira Schmid finished with 30 saves for the Musketeers, who fall to 14-16-1 overall. The two teams will meet again on Saturday at 6:05pm.