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Buccaneers Shutout in Game #2 5-0

April 16, 2017 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Des Moines Buccaneers News Release

The Sioux City Musketeers found the scoresheet in all three periods and kept the Des Moines Buccaneers off the scoreboard to come away with a 5-0 victory in Game #2 of the Western Conference Semi Finals on Sunday.

Sioux City got a couple goals from pinching defensemen in the first period to take a two goal lead into the first intermission. Brady Ferner crept in to the right circle and Charlie Kelleher found him on a cross ice pass from left to right. Ferner shelved the shot up and over the glove of Buccaneer goalie Jan Ruzicka short side 3:46 into the contest. Some precision tic-tac-toe passing resulted in Tarek Baker throwing the puck towards the crease and from just outside the paint blue liner Carson Vance deflected it past Ruzicka at the 13:11 mark to give Sioux City the multi goal lead.

It looked like Sioux City had increased their lead 6:44 into the second period but upon review it was revealed that Phillip Knies' shot slipped through a hole in the net as it went in from the side of the cage. Des Moines outshot Sioux City 11-6 in the second period but the Musketeers struck on their fourth shot of the frame as Kristian Pospisil made a nifty drop pass between his legs that was finished off by Odeen Tufto 14:47 into the period to make it 3-0 going into the third.

Pospisil would finish off a loose puck to the right of Ruzicka for a power play goal 7:33 into the third period and at 11:31 Jackson Keane added a goal to make the final 5-0. Matiss Kivlenieks made 23 saves in the shutout performance while Ruzicka stopped 29 pucks in the loss. Sioux City leads the best-of-five series 2-0.

Up next in the series is Game #3 from Buccaneer Arena on Friday, April 21st with puck drop at 7:05 PM. Tickets can be purchased by calling 515-278-2827

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