Behind two goals and one assist from Tanner Skaja and one goal and one assist from Adam Marty, Granite City downed Alexandria 7-4.
Skaja scored the first of his two goals short handed at 14:43 into the third period to make the score 6-4 Granite City. Granite City was on a disadvantage when Andrej Jamnicky went off the ice for tripping. Braden Altena assisted on the tally. Skaja\’s next tally short handed made the score 7-5 Granite City with 10 seconds left in the third period. Marty scored on the power play 6:06 into the third period to make the score 5-4 Granite City. Granite City had gained a power play chance when Jacob Odegard was whistled for roughing. Matt Flom picked up the assist.
The win by Granite City clinched the best of three series at 2-1.
Granite City additionally got points from Marty, who also had one goal and one assist. Granite City also had goals scored by Casey Esselman, Tommy Hall, Will Mix, and Alex Durand, who each put in one. In addition, Granite City received assists from Spencer Nelson and Chase Di Bari, who each chipped in one.
Granite City was unable to stop Alexandria from sending pucks towards the net, and Alexandria eventually piled up 31 shots on goal.
Alexandria was helped by Logan Nelson, who racked up two goals. Nelson scored the first of his two goals at 17 seconds into the second period to make the score 3-3. AJ Gullickson provided the assist. Nelson\’s next tally made the score 6-5 Granite City with 4:34 left in the third period. Alexandria also got points from Trent Olson, who also registered one goal and two assists and Tyler Frischmon, who also tallied one goal and two assists. Alexandria also got a goal from Aaron Ryback as well.
Granite City\’s Mac Berglove stopped 27 shots out of the 31 that he faced. Granite City incurred 40 minutes in penalty time with 10 minors. Derrick LaCombe rejected 20 shots on goal for Alexandria. Alexandria incurred 26 minutes in penalty time with eight minors.