East Grand Forks gets revenge on Red River with overtime win on penalty shot
East Grand Forks Senior High was surprisingly routed by six goals last weekend by Grand Forks Red River.
With a quick turnaround to the rematch Tuesday night, the Green Wave got their revenge.
Senior High's Coby Stauss scored on a penalty shot with 20 seconds left in overtime to nip the Roughriders 1-0 at the East Grand Forks Civic Center.
It was Red River's (9-1-2) first loss of the season.
"I thought from the first period we were a different team," said EGF coach Scott Koberinski, whose team was beaten 6-0 by the Riders on Saturday at Purpur Arena. "When you get knocked down, you find out what kind of character your team has. We're a quiet team, but the guys are really excited to have knocked off a good team."
Stauss, who scored his team-leading 10th goal of the season, was awarded a penalty shot after a scrum in front of Red River goalie Nate Bradbury deep into the eight-minute overtime. With a loose puck in the crease, a Red River player covered the puck with his glove.
Officials immediately called for a penalty shot, allowing Koberinski to pick any skater on the ice to take the opportunity.
Koberinski knew right away he wanted to go with his 6-foot-3 senior.
"Coby looked at me, too, and I knew he was ready to go," Koberinski said. "He has a big, long reach and he's good in tight."
Stauss said he originally wanted to shoot high glove on Bradbury, but the Red River netminder took away the shot by coming hard out of his crease.
"I was glad I was the one chosen to shoot," Stauss said. "I came in and wanted to shoot, but he came out so far, I had to make a move on him."
Senior High, which improved to 8-5-1, held Red River to less than two goals for the first time all season.
Senior High goalie Carter Krier, who was pulled after the first period on Saturday, rebounded with a 25-save shutout.
Bradbury ended with 29 saves.
"We expected them to push back hard," Red River coach Bill Chase said. "I think it's psychological—we won last time, so everything should flow ... We played OK. It was a good game, but we have to put one in the net."