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Back from holiday break, Decatur finishes weekend with win over MHC

By Matt Mackinder, 01/11/21, 8:30AM EST

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DECATUR, Ill. – The Decatur Blaze returned to USPHL play this weekend after the holiday break and went 1-2.

 

Friday afternoon in Dyer, Ind., the Blaze suffered a 7-5 loss to the Midwest Blackbirds at the Midwest Ice and Training Center.

 

Stepan Skvirskii scored twice, while Austin Floyd had a goal and an assist and John Weber and Artem Alekhin tallied one goal each.

 

Blaze captain Cody Wilson tacked on two assists and goalies Cooper Stewart and Peter Van-Iterson combined to make 46 saves.

 

Saturday night back at the Decatur Civic Center, Skvirskii, Trevor Colberg and Jeff Shirkey scored in a 4-3 setback to the MHC.

 

In goal, Carter Elmore finished with 25 saves.

 

Wrapping up the weekend Sunday afternoon, the Blaze knocked off the MHC 6-3.

 

Dominick Didzerekis and Alekhin each collected a goal and an assist, Skvirskii netted two more goals, and Joey Caputo posted a goal and an assist.

 

Weber also scored and Floyd chipped in with a pair of helpers to back Tanner Rusnak’s 32 saves between the pipes.

 

Decatur next plays the Blackbirds back in Dyer Friday and Saturday night. Game times are 6:55 p.m. Friday and 7:20 p.m. Saturday.

 

All games will be streamed on HockeyTV.com.