Granite City had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 4-0 win over Rochester.
Tanner Skaja had one goal and two assists to lead Granite City. Skaja scored 3:57 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Granite City. Tommy Giller assisted on the tally.
Granite City excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. Granite City\’s defensive play was more effective than usual against Rochester. Granite City averages 2.4 goals allowed per game.
Granite City additionally got points from Giller, who also registered one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Granite City included Tyler Mros and Matt Flom, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Granite City were Andrej Jamnicky and William Sprink, who each chipped in one.
Rochester\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five Granite City power plays. Rochester\’s offense operated below its season average. Rochester averages 2.8 goals per game.
Nathan Isaacson made 16 saves for Granite City on 16 shots. Granite City incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with nine minors. Zach Mains recorded 26 saves for Rochester. Rochester ended with 17 minutes in penalty time with six minors and one major.