BLAINE, Minn. — A second period goal by Nikita Kovalev held up Monday night as the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks skated to a 1-0 in over the Butte Cobras at the NSC Super Rink. (Stats)
The game was part of the NA3HL Showcase.
Kovalev’s goal came 52 seconds into the second frame. Dylan Walker and Oleg Egorov assisted the goal.
Danbury netminder Brennan Churchill registered seven saves in the win. Butte’s Caleb Cross turned away 28 of the 29 shots on goal by the Hat Tricks.
The Cobras will play the St. Louis Jr. Blues at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday. Butte takes on the Austin Ice Bats at 11 a.m. Wednesday.