North Iowa Bulls 5 @ Granite City Lumberjacks 2: The defending USA Hockey Tier III Junior National Champion North Iowa Bulls started their title defense with a 5-2 victory over the home opening Granite City LumberJacks. The LumberJacks outshot the Bulls by five but struggled against North Iowa goalie Jared Schletty, who finished the night with 34 saves. Both LumberJack goals scored tonight were potted by defenseman with newcomer Brady Berhardson and veteran Tim Brown picking up the tallies. Assisting on the goals were Aidan Verbeke, Aaron Storch and Mitch Gwost.
Noth Iowa Bulls 4 @ Granite City 1: North Iowa Bulls beat the home town Granite City Lumberjacks 4-1. Granite City goalie Austin Wilson was solid all night stopping 30 shots but the North Iowa offense used the man advantage, scoring two power play goals, to beat him. Lumberjacks lone goal was scored by Tim Brown. Assisting on the goal were Drew Otto and Tim Brown.