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Da Beauty League: Bjugstad, Guentzel face off


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Nick Bjugstad. -- TEMO PHOTO

Nick Bjugstad and Jake Guentzel are the captains of their respective teams in Da Beauty League, Team Walser and Team Jack Links. The two teams faced off on Monday night, and Bjugstad's Team Walser came out on top, 11-4.

Bjugstad opened the scoring on Monday with this even strength goal:

Hartford Wolf Pack forward Vinni Lettieri extended Walser's lead to 2-0, then Guentzel answered to get Jack Links on the board. Later in the first period, Guentzel picked up the primary assist on a goal from Nate Prosser.

Bjugstad earned a secondary assist on another Lettieri goal in the first period, then the lone assist on a goal from Stars prospect Riley Tufte in the second period.

Guentzel scored another two goals in the second period:

Tufte's second goal of the period was again assisted by Bjugstad, and made the score 11-4.

Bjugstad now ranks sixth in league scoring with six goals and eight assists in six games, and Guentzel remains the league's leading scorer with 10 goals and 14 assists in seven games.

Teddy Blueger scored one goal and one assist in Team RBC's 12-6 win over reigning champion Team BIC. RBC trailed for much of the game, and Blueger's tally was one of of seven unanswered goals for RBC:

Blueger now has three goals and three assists in six games.

The regular season wraps up on Wednesday. BIC, RBC, Jack Links, and Walser are all in a four-way tie for first place with records of 4-3. Team TRIA ranks fifth with a 3-4 record, and Team Tradition ranks last with a 2-5 record.

Da Beauty League, established in 2015, is a summer league based in Minnesota for professional and college hockey players. Six teams play an eight-game regular season schedule and a two-game postseason schedule, competing for the John Scott Cup.

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