FRIDAY – The Granite City Lumberjacks were firing on all cylinders against the Breezy Point North Stars, and when the final buzzer sounded Lumberjacks emerged with a 5-1 win.
Granite City was led by Zac Sikich, who had two goals and an assist. Granite City additionally got points from Aaron Azevedo, who finished with one goal and two assists. Roy Grandov and Drew Otto also scored for Granite City. Other assists for Granite City came via Aidan Verbeke, who had one, Brett Love with two, and Aaron Storch, who had three.
Scott Murray rejected 18 shots on goal for Granite City.
SATURDAY – The Granite City Lumberjacks tried to dig themselves out of a four-goal hole, but the Twin City Steel held on for a 5-4 victory.
Twin City made the score 5-1 on a goal at 13:58 in the third period, and Granite City got as close as 5-4 when Aidan Verbeke scored 18:23 into the third period.
The Lumberjacks were helped by Zac Sikich, who tallied one goal and one assist. Sikich scored short handed 14:34 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Twin City. Granite City additionally got points from Aaron Azevedo, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Aaron Storch also scored for Granite City. More assists for Granite City came via Matt Raiola, Blayne Ellson, Mitch Gwost and Nick Turbitt, who each chipped in one.
Austin Wilson recorded 14 saves in the loss for the Lumberjacks.