SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS: 5, GREEN BAY GAMBLERS: 3
Marcus Kallionkieli and Martin Pospisil both posted 3 point nights as the Sioux City Musketeers took a 5-3 victory over the Green Bay Gamblers. Green Bay kept the game close trailing 4-3 going into the third. With just 90 seconds to go Bobby Brink would add a goal to his assist from earlier in the game and Sioux City would take home the win.
Miami University’s Ben Kraws made 25 saves on 28 for his first win.
MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS: 4, FARGO FORCE: 3
Egor Afanasyev earned a hat trick to help the ‘Jacks edge the Fargo Force 4-3. The victory would stand as Clark Cup champions first defeat of the season.
With his first USHL win, Brandon Bussi stopped 24-of 27 shots.
TRI-CITY STORM: 2, MADISON CAPITOLS: 1
In a tight contest, the Tri-City Storm beat the Madison Capitols 2-1. Ian Murphy scored a powerplay goal to give the Storm a 1-0 lead in the first. Tri-City would earn what would be the game winning goal in the second when defenseman Zac Jones found the back of the net. Madison’s only response would come in the third from a solitary goal by Calvin Pokorny.
Storm goalie Isaiah Saville blocked 21 of 22.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS FLYING ACES: 5, WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS: 4 (OT)
A late comeback would put the Waterloo Black Hawks back in the game after three unanswered goals. Matej Blumel completed the comeback, with the tying goal to even the score. The effort was enough to force overtime, but it would not be enough to get the win as Tate Singleton scored to give the Central Illinois Flying Aces a 5-4 victory.
Netminder Ryan Snowden made 28 saves on 38 shots to earn the victory.
CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGHRIDERS: 3, LINCOLN STARS:1
Grant Silianoff got Cedar Rapids off to a solid lead scoring a goal at 5:07 in the first period. Goals from RoughRiders’ Jack O’Leary and Lincoln’s Declan Carlile would make it a it a 2-1 game. Dmitri Deryabin would seal the Stars’ fate with an empty net goal.
Cedar Rapids goaltender Blake Pietila turned away 28 of 29 shots in the victory.
DES MOINES BUCCANEERS: 10, CHICAGO STEEL:5
The Bucs win soundly by posting a touchdown and a field goal to the Steel’s five. The Des Moines Buccaneers were led by a Matt Brown hat trick and six-point night. TJ Walsh and Jonny Russell scored for Des Moines with Neil Shea, Ryan Doolin (with 2) and John Spetz scoring for Chicago. Tyler Paquette would add two more for the Bucs.
Jacob Kucharski made 16 saves to earn the victory.
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