Pupplo posts 1st SIJHL shutout as Minnesota blanks English River




Release Date: Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

Pupplo posts 1st SIJHL shutout as Minnesota blanks English River

HOYT LAKES, Minn. – Anthony Pupplo stopped all 32 shots he faced while his Minnesota Iron Rangers teammates scored four times on the power play to blank the English River Miners 5-0 Thursday night in Superior International Junior Hockey League action at Hoyt Lakes Arena.

Minnesota got all they would offensively in the opening frame as Austin Ramirez connected during a two-man advantage just past the 14-minute mark of the opening stanza.

Up two-men again, Minnesota got another power play tally at 15:35 off the stick of Tristyn Sabina.

The score stayed wait way until the latter stages of the second period when Dan Sarnecki collected his club’s third extra man effort of the evening at 18:22.

Keaton Huot made it 4-0 midway through the third while Nolan Magsamen rounded things out with a power play goal at 13:25.

Noah Bennett, Isaiah Olschewske and Jake Ellingson each picked up two assists to aid the Iron Rangers cause.

The shutout was Pupplo’s first in the SIJHL, which came one night after his first league win Wednesday in over triumph over the Miners.

Reid Kilburn faced 33 shots in defeat for English River.