Tommy Hall had two points to lead Granite City to a 5-2 victory over La Crosse.
Granite City was often in penalty trouble, totaling eight minors and one major for 51 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 16.0 minutes per game Granite City had been spending in the box.
Granite City additionally got points from Tyler Mros, who also registered one goal and one assist and Will Mix, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Granite City also had goals scored by Andrej Jamnicky and Lucas Carroll, who each put in one. In addition, Granite City received assists from John Suess, who had two and Adam Marty, Spencer Zwiener, and Matt Flom, who contributed one each.
La Crosse forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up 13 minors and three majors for 91 minutes in penalty time. La Crosse surpassed its season average of 26.0 penalty minutes per game.
La Crosse was led by Daniel Toycen, who grabbed one goal and one assist. Toycen scored 37 seconds into the second period to make the score 1-0 La Crosse. Matt Wolter picked up the assist. La Crosse also got a goal from Ben Johnson as well. More assists for La Crosse came via Taylor Trapp and Daylon De Souza, who each chipped in one.
Mac Berglove recorded 18 saves for Granite City. Granite City registered three goals on 15 power play opportunities. Granite City ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Eric Moser was ejected from the game. Will Graves rejected 20 shots on goal for La Crosse. La Crosse registered one goal on five power play opportunities. For La Crosse, Sam Wenner and Reid Brown were ejected from the contest.