Tommi Ahlgren was superb between the pipes for North Iowa, as he did not allow a goal in a 4-0 victory over Granite City.
North Iowa was led by Quinn Fuchs, who tallied one goal. Fuchs scored 1:19 into the second period to make the score 1-0 North Iowa. Marshall Barnes assisted on the tally.
North Iowa stifled Granite City\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. North Iowa\’s offense operated below its season average. North Iowa averages 6.3 goals per game.
North Iowa also got points from Carmen Dalesandro, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. North Iowa also had goals scored by Sean Mallonee and Tommy Stang, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for North Iowa were Kohei Sato, who had two and Ryan Durant and Joe Burgmeier, who each chipped in one.
Granite City was often in penalty trouble, totaling nine minors and one major for 33 minutes in penalty time. Granite City surpassed its season average of 13.0 penalty minutes per game. Granite City\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on eight North Iowa power plays. Granite City could not produce up to its normal offensive output. Granite City puts an average of 4.1 pucks into the net per game.
Tommi Ahlgren made 27 saves for North Iowa on 27 shots. North Iowa ended with 45 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major. Granite City\’s Mac Berglove stopped 25 shots out of the 29 that he faced. Granite City registered zero goals on five power play opportunities.