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North Iowa downs Granite City, 6-3

Joe Burgmeier had two points to lead the North Iowa Bulls to a 6-3 victory over the Granite City Lumberjacks.

After the loss made the series score 1-0 in the best of three series, Granite City faces elimination next time out.

North Iowa forced the Lumberjacks goalie Jesse Garcia to work between the pipes, taking 39 shots.

North Iowa also got points from Conor Durgan, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Brett Gravelle, who also racked up one goal and one assist, and Jake Johnson, who also registered one goal and one assist. Others who scored for North Iowa included Ryan Durant and Sam Naegele, who scored one goal each. More assists for North Iowa came via Johnny Panvica, who had two and Robert Click, Tyler Johnson, Jack Stang, and Trey Gardner, who each chipped in one.

Granite City stifled the Bulls\’ power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Lumberjacks\’ offense rang up 40 shots on North Iowa\’s net.

Granite City was helped by Dallas Marvin, who had one goal. Marvin scored 16:43 into the first period to make the score 2-1 North Iowa. Jared Sprink picked up the assist. Granite City additionally got points from Michael Orke, who also tallied one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Blake Phenow also scored for Granite City. In addition, Granite City received assists from Corey Taylor, Tyler Mros, Luke Richardson, and Travis Kemp, who contributed one each.

The Bulls\’ Chris Amsden stopped 37 shots out of the 40 that he faced. North Iowa incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Garcia recorded 33 saves for the Lumberjacks. Granite City incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.