|Nick Hinnenkamp 3 goals, 2 assists (photo by Jim Lindquist)|
The visitors were in control of the contest for most of the night, building a 6-1 lead by halftime and entering the fourth period sitting on an 8-1 cushion.
The Pioneers scored four of their five goals in the final stanza, long after the game had been decided.
"We had control of the game," coach Paul Sorensen said, "and then we did get all of our players in for periods of time which led to some unfortunate penalties and late goals...
"After an inconsistent first period, we started playing with more urgency offensively and pressing the net. We also turned up the defensive on-ball pressure which resulted in many turnovers and offensive opportunities."
Corey Rudrud added two scores for the winners with Mitch Hilton, Chris Fitzgibbons, Mitch Grengs and Kevin Clifton chipping in with a goal apiece.
Tyler Jette had a good night getting his teammates into scoring position, finishing with a trio of assists. Hilton and Dan Block also had assists for the Tigers.
Goalie Kevin Kratz faced 15 shots for the night and came up with 10 saves for his sixth win of the season.
Thursday the Tigers bounce back to Missota Conference action when they entertain Shakopee at Tiger Stadium. Next Tuesday they play host to Section 1 rival Owatonna.