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Dells Ducks Advance to Final Four

The Dells Ducks are the definition of development going hand in hand with winning.  In their fourth season they are back to back Minnesota Division Champions, playing for the league championship for the third year in a row.

Define goals, develop players, and defeat your opposition.  Bill Zaniboni has been leading the Ducks for three seasons, and the results simply prove that when a coach does his job, everyone wins.

John Schwarz, President of the Dells Ducks knew what he was doing when he scooped Zaniboni up three seasons ago after meeting him on a scouting trip.

Take into account that the Dells Ducks lead the Minnesota League in player promotions to NCAA programs the last three seasons, and its no surprise that players simply want to play for him.  Moving to the USPHL next season should only see the Ducks have more success in moving players forward.

Winning.  Its a habit, and a culture with the Dells Ducks, and it starts with the foundation and belief system that the organization will take care of the players, and the players clearly take care of the rest.

Joseph Kolodziej – Publisher

Forest Lake Lakers 1 @ Dells Ducks 3

Game 1

Forest Lake got on the board first at 17:38 in the first period with an even strength goal from Joshua Fisher.  Thirty seconds later, two penalties in 26 seconds from the Lakers opened the door for the Ducks to log two power play goals in the final minute of the first period.  Brady Hefner (A) scored the first Ducks goal while on a two man advantage and Yari Neitenbach followed that up with the game winner at 19:56 in the first period.  Ducks forward Josh Colleaux found the net for the Dells third goal at 4:33 in the second period.  Sandro Aeschlimann (A) earns the win, extending his game win streak to 15 games. Lakers goaltender  Matiss Kivlenieks turned away 53 shots in the loss.  The Ducks outshot the Lakers 56-26.  These two face each other again Saturday night in Forest Lake.


Dells Ducks 3 @ Forest Lake Lakers 0

Game 2

Dells goaltender Sandro Aeschlimann (A) earned his seventh shutout on the season as the Ducks advance to the Final Four.  Forwards Tyler Forest and Yari Neitenbach each logged their fourth goal of the playoffs and second year Duck Christian Vella tallied his second goal of the post season.  The two teams combined for 119 penalty minutes, with the Lakers outshooting the Ducks 19-18.

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