Granite City, which found itself down a man often, weathered Wisconsin\’s power play opportunities and emerged with a 4-1 victory.
Granite City was led by Braden Altena, who racked up one goal. Altena scored 11:37 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Granite City.
Granite City excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in six chances. Granite City forced Wisconsin goalie Max McConnell to work between the pipes, taking 32 shots.
Tanner Skaja also scored for Granite City. In addition, Granite City received assists from Tyler Mros, who had one.
Wisconsin 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. Wisconsin could not produce up to its normal offensive output. Wisconsin averages 4.5 goals per game.
Wisconsin was led by Clayton Brown, who scored the team\’s only goal. Brown scored 10:28 into the second period to make the score 1-1.
Mac Berglove recorded 24 saves for Granite City. Granite City incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Wisconsin\’s McConnell stopped 28 shots out of the 31 that he faced. Wisconsin incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.