Derrick LaCombe stood on his head and made 31 saves to lead Alexandria to a 3-1 victory over Granite City.
With the win, Alexandria avoided elimination to make the series score 1-1 in the best of three series.
Alexandria was led by Steven Gustafson, who tallied one goal. Gustafson scored 7:23 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Alexandria. Alec Seeger picked up the assist.
Alexandria\’s offense rang up 35 shots on Granite City\’s net.
Alexandria also had goals scored by David Carey and Tony Arias, who each put in one. More assists for Alexandria came via Logan Norman, Alex Bowe, and Aaron Ryback, who contributed one each.
Granite City stifled Alexandria\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Granite City forced Alexandria goalie LaCombe to work between the pipes, taking 32 shots.
Granite City was led by Tanner Skaja, who scored the team\’s only goal. Skaja scored 7:35 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Granite City. Braden Altena assisted on the tally.
Alexandria incurred 28 minutes in penalty time with four minors. Mac Berglove rejected 32 shots on goal for Granite City. Granite City incurred 28 minutes in penalty time with four minors.