Granite City\’s Andrej Jamnicky scored 4:05 into overtime to beat North Iowa, 1-0 (OT).
Mac Berglove spearheaded the defensive effort for Granite City, as he did not allow a puck past him and made 32 saves for the shutout. The solid play of Berglove will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 2.31.
Granite City excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. Granite City was held below its usual level of production. Granite City puts an average of 3.7 pucks into the net per game. Granite City featured an improved defense during the game. Granite City allows 2.3 goals per game.
More assists for Granite City came via Kevin Finley, who had one.
North Iowa put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Granite City to score on any of its three power plays. North Iowa\’s offense operated below its season average. North Iowa averages 5.8 goals per game. Granite City was unable to stop North Iowa from sending pucks towards the net, and North Iowa eventually piled up 32 shots on goal.
Granite City incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Tommi Ahlgren made 21 saves for North Iowa on 22 shots. North Iowa incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.