Behind a great game by Dallas Marvin, who had two goals and two assists, the Granite City Lumberjacks defeated the Minnesota Flying Aces, 7-3.
Marvin's tallies came on the power play at 6:23 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Granite City and 11:25 into the second to make the score 5-2 Granite City.
Minnesota's power play was ineffective against Granite City's penalty kill, which allowed one goal while shorthanded.
The Lumberjacks forced the Flying Aces' netminders to work without much rest, finishing with 36 shots and forcing 29 saves. Dakota McDonald made 24 stops and Kevin OShea made five. Granite City bested its season scoring average. This season, the Lumberjacks average 4.4 goals per contest. Granite City cashed in on power play opportunities, scoring three goals on four chances. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals. The Lumberjacks could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 30 minutes in penalties during the game.
Granite City also got points from Brady Bernhardson, who also registered one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Granite City included Corey Taylor, Blake Phenow, Luke Richardson, and Tanner Skaja, who each put in one. In addition, Granite City received assists from Adam Marty, Travis Kothenbeutel, and Michael Orke, who contributed one each and Mitchell Gwost and Jared Sprink, who each chipped in three.
Minnesota was helped by Colton Jones, who grabbed one goal. Jones scored 2:05 into the third period to make the score 5-3 Granite City. Bradee Thompson assisted on the tally. Minnesota additionally got points from Blake Neumann, who also tallied one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Minnesota also got a goal from Matt Olson as well. More assists for Minnesota came via Jesse Brown, who had two.
Kendall Meyer made 20 saves for Granite City on 23 shots. The Flying Aces incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.