ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. -- Nate Schweitzer and Charlie Bischel scored in the first period and Carson Limesand record 19 saves and made the two goals stand up for Benilde-St. Margaret's in a 2-0 win over Brainerd in the North/South Challenge.
Schweitzer's goal came just 63 seconds into the game as the Red Knights got an early power-play. The goal, his second of the season, came on a one-time slap shot off from inside the blue line at the top of the slot off a pass from Blake Mesenburg.
Bischel's goal was a highlight-reel type goal as he picked up the puck on the right side as he headed up the right-wing board. Once inside the Warriors' blueline, he used a forehand-to-backhand move to split two defensemen and deked Brainerd goalie Luke Saiko before sliding the puck under him, giving BSM a 2-0 lead 1:50 to play in the first period.
Brainerd outshot their host, 9-8 in the opening period but the Red Knights dominated much of the last two periods, holding a 25-10 advantage in shots on goal over the last two periods for a 33-19 advantage for the game.
BSM will close out the North South Challenge when it takes on Class A No. 1 Hermantown in a game slated for a 2 p.m. faceoff, Saturday.
Charlie Bischel scored a key insurance goal in his first game of the 2019-20 season.