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Wisconsin falls to Granite City after surprising comeback

Granite City rallied from two goals down to secure a 4-3 win over Wisconsin.

Granite City let multiple leads slip away before eventually digging out of a two hole to pick up the win. Granite City took a 3-2 advantage on a power play goal by Austin Hingtgen at 7:49 in the second period. Granite City found itself down 2-0 after Wisconsin\’s Ben Ratner put the puck home at 10:18 in the first period. After knotting things up at 3-3 on a goal by Peter Henderson at 9:56 in the third, Granite City got the game-winner from Matt Flom at 10:12 in the third period.

Flom was all over the ice for Granite City, as he tallied two goals and one assist in the win. Flom scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 2:40 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Granite City had gotten the advantage when Wisconsin\’s Jake McNamara was sent off for tripping. Tanner Skaja picked up the assist. Flom\’s next tally on the power play made the score 4-3 Granite City with 9:48 left in the third period. Lucas Carroll provided the assist.

Granite City put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Wisconsin to score on any of its six power plays.

Granite City additionally got points from Michael Piehler, who also racked up one goal and one assist. In addition, Granite City received assists from Casey Esselman, Adam Marty, and Will Mix, who each chipped in one.

Wisconsin\’s penalty kill was ineffective, and let in three goals to Granite City\’s power play unit.

Wisconsin also got points from Ratner, who also had one goal and one assist. Thomas Hanson also scored for Wisconsin. More assists for Wisconsin came via Austin Lewis, Matthew Carr, and Russel Barone, who contributed one each.

Robbie Goor recorded 16 saves for Granite City. Granite City incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Evan Moyse made 25 saves for Wisconsin on 29 shots. Wisconsin incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.