Behind a great game by Joe Costello, who had one goal and two assists, Twin City defeated Granite City, 4-1.
Costello beat Mac Berglove with a shot 16:17 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Twin City. James Hale picked up the assist. Costello dished an assist on Hale\’s goal that made the score 1-1 at 4:16 into the second period. He added another helper on Paul Stehr\’s goal that made the score 4-1 Twin City at 20 seconds into the third period.
Twin City was led by goalie Gunnar Howg, who finished with 33 saves while allowing one goal. Howg certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 2.21 entering the contest.
Twin City put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Granite City to score on any of its four power plays. Twin City kept Granite City\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Berglove made 30 saves on 34 shots. The defensemen of Twin City were also effective in Granite City\’s zone, and came away with two goals.
Twin City also got points from Hale, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Trevor Woytcke also scored for Twin City. More assists for Twin City came via Marc Sahli, Nicholas Campbell, Alex Egle, Jay Paul, and Bennett Witta, who each chipped in one.
Granite City excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. Granite City did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Granite City averages 4.4 goals per game. Granite City\’s offense rang up 34 shots on Twin City\’s net.
Granite City was led by Mack Stevens, who scored the team\’s only goal. Stevens scored 3:53 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Granite City. Michael Piehler assisted on the tally.
Twin City incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Granite City incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.