BMHS skaters breeze past Lakers

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Jim Franz/Beloit Daily News Beloit Memorial’s Casper Clark (21) gave a hand to Mite skater Brynley Austin (5) during BYHA and Vets Roll Night Saturday as Riley Jensen and Jake Benzing (13) looked on.

BELOIT — Three short-handed goals in the first period set the tone and Beloit Memorial went on to post an 11-0 victory over the Madison La Follette/East Lakers at Edwards Ice Arena.

The Purple Knights were victorious before a large crowd on both Beloit Youth Hockey Association and Vets Roll Night at the arena.

Beloit ended up peppering a pair of Lakers goalies with 111 shots. Sean Goss posted 68 saves and Quaid Agard added 32 more.

The visitors (1-10, 0-9 Big Eight), meanwhile, had just four shots in the game. Three came in the first period, one more in the second and they’d didn’t manage a shot in the third. All three Beloit goalies played with Taven Santucci posting three saves, Jacob Lynn one and Brandon Riedel working the third without needing to make a save.

“We had just the right mind-set against this sort of an opponent,” Beloit head coach Kurt Buchs said. “We played very unselfish hockey. We shared the puck very well. This was truly a team victory.”

Nate Polglaze put Beloit on top with a short-handed goal off assists by Casper Clark and Noah Davis at the 3:40 mark of the first period. Still shorthanded, Beloit and Polglaze scored again 44 seconds later off Tyer Jensen’s assist.

Riley Jensen made it 3-0 at the 7:38 mark on Riley Jensen’s short-handed goal with Tyler picking up another assist as well as Jake Benzing.

Beloit tacked on five goals in the second period, two on power plays. Riley Jensen picked up his second goal leading off. Tyler Jensen had a pair of power-play goals in the period, while Nate McMillan and Benzing also scored.

The third period included goals by Benzing, Hunter Hirst and Brady Wright.

The playmaking statistics were terrific as Tyler Jensen had three assists and Deo Edwards, Wright, Polglaze, Davis and Riley Jensen had two apiece.

Beloit has won three straight games and improved to 9-6-0 overall and 5-4-0 in the Big Eight.

The Knights will host Kenosha for a non-conference game at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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