The Mason City Toros won’t play a home game this weekend for the first time since the first weekend of October as they travel to face the Minnesota Loons on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. both days.
Mason City split last weekend’s series against the Alexandria Blizzard with both games ending with 5-2 scores. The Toros won on Saturday thanks to a three-goal first period. Carter Newpower scored in the opening frame before adding a shorthanded goal in the second period. Owen Carlson stopped 24-of-26 shots in net to earn the game’s first star.
The next night the Blizzard bounced back by taking a three-goal lead midway into the second period before the Toros got on the board. Sota Isogai ended the shutout bid and Cullen Hogan followed with his second goal in as many days to make it a one-goal game, but the Toros allowed a pair of goals in the third period and lost to Alexandria for the first time this season.
The Loons picked up their second win of the season last Friday with a 6-3 triumph over New Ulm to snap an 11-game losing streak. The Toros dealt the Loons their seventh and eighth losses during that stretch when Minnesota visited the Mason City Arena on Oct. 22 and 23… Cal Levis and Sota Isogai recorded Mason City’s first two hat tricks of the year in the first game and then the Toros recorded their single-game high for goals the next night as seven different players found the back of the net on the way to a 10-1 win.
Both games can be seen on Hockey TV with a subscription. Follow along on Toros social media for in-game updates and highlights.