The Alexandria Blizzard almost clawed their way back from a three-goal deficit, but the Granite City Lumberjacks managed to pull out a 5-3 win in the end.
Granite City led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when the Lumberjacks' Zac Sikich's scored at 3:10 in the third period to put Granite City up 4-1.
Granite City was helped by Mitch Humphries and Brett Love who each had one goal. Humphries scored 17:14 into the third period to make the score 5-3 Granite City. Granite City also got points from Aaron Azevedo, who also grabbed one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Alex Koopmeiners also scored for Granite City. In addition, Granite City received assists from Blake Phenow, who had two and Matt Raiola, Drew Otto, and Aaron Storch, who contributed one a piece.
Scott Murray rejected 26 shots on goal for Granite City.