In a game where neither team could get a cushion, Twin City escaped with a 3-2 victory over Granite City.
No lead was more than one goal during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Yannick Zehnder at 17:37 of the second period.
The win by Twin City clinched the best of three series at 2-0.
Alex Egle was all over the ice for Twin City, as he registered two goals in the win. Egle\’s tallies came at 18:36 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Twin City and 1:44 into the second to make the score 2-1 Twin City.
Twin City\’s offense rang up 39 shots on Granite City\’s net.
More assists for Twin City came via Joe Costello, who had two and Paul Stehr, Tyler Nystrom, Nicholas Campbell, and Luke Perunovich, who contributed one each.
Granite City kept Twin City\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Nathan Siclovan made 35 saves on 37 shots.
Granite City was helped by Tanner Skaja, who racked up one goal. Skaja scored on the power play 4:45 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Granite City had taken the advantage when Twin City\’s Campbell got sent off for tripping. Eric Moser provided the assist. Granite City also got a goal from Casey Esselman as well. In addition, Granite City received assists from Tyler Mros and Alex Durand, who each chipped in one.
Twin City incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Mac Berglove made 36 saves for Granite City on 39 shots. Granite City incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.