Scores from earlier in the week:
Wednesday, Jan. 30th
CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGHRIDERS , LINCOLN STARS 
Thursday, Jan 31st
CENTRAL ILLINOIS FLYING ACES , SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE 
Friday, Feb. 1st
TEAM USA (U18) , CHICAGO STEEL 
Michael Gildon and Judd Caulfield scored for the U18’s in the first. Josiah Slavin scored for the Steel. Team USA’s Danny Weight alternated goals with Chicago’s Neil Shea and Gunnarwolfe Fontaine in the second. Slavin and the U18’s Alex Vlasic traded goals in the third.
Spencer Knight won the game relieving Rowe by stopping 14 of 16 shots.
CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGHRIDERS , DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS 
Jason Polin and Aidan McDonough found the net for Cedar Rapids in the shutout victory.
Blake Pietila stopped all 25 shots he faced.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS FLYING ACES , DES MOINES BUCCANEERS 
Cal Kiefiuk scored the only goal of the game to win it for the Flying Aces.
Mitchell Gibson was a perfect, 25 for 25 in the shutout
YOUNGSTOWN PHANTOMS , GREEN BAY GAMBLERS  (OT)
Youngstown’s Matthew DeMelis and Green Bay’s Benito Posa traded goals to start the game. Gamblers’ Nicholas Zabaneh and Phantoms’ Brett Murray followed suit. Then Green Bay’s Chris Giroday and Youngstown’s Joseph Abate achieved more of the same. Connor MacEachern notched the game-winner, 1:08 into overtime.
Dominic Basse stopped 25 of 28 shots in the victory.
MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS , SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS 
Albin Nilsson, Viljami Nieminen, Nolan Krenzen and Matthew Miller tallied goals for the Musketeers. It would not be enough as the Lumberjacks earned goals from Mikael Hakkarainen, Danil Gushchin, Nolan Sullivan and Alex Yakovenko (with two).
Ryan McInchak took over for Bussi and stopped 16 of 17 shots.
SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE , LINCOLN STARS 
Sioux Falls grabbed the first four goals from Ethan Phillips, Jami Krannila, Ryan Johnson and Artem Ivanyuzhenkov. Jordan Power broke the Stampede’s stride with a Stars’ goal 15:05 in the second. Sioux Falls’ Ryan Sullivan and Lincoln’s Matthew Barbolini traded goals to close out the game.
Jaxson Stauber blocked 16 of 18 attempts in the win.
WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS , FARGO FORCE  (OT)
Waterloo’s Connor Caponi and Fargo’s Tanner Vescio traded goals in regulation to keep the game tied. Mason Palmer got the Black Hawks game-winner 2 minutes into overtime.
Logan Stein stopped 18 of 19 shots.
OMAHA LANCERS , MADISON CAPITOLS 
Omaha scored the first three goals via Jaxson Nelson, Grant Anderson and Brian Silver. Lucas Herman would account for the only Madison goal before Silver and Chase Bradley would finish the game with 2 more goals for the Lancers.
Akira Schmid denied 28 of 29 attempts.
Saturday, Feb. 2nd
GREEN BAY GAMBLERS , CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGHRIDERS 
Jason Polin and Liam Walsh got the first two goals for Cedar Rapids. Sam Huff scored the lone goal for Green Bay. Aidan McDonough finished things up with an empty netter for the RoughRiders.
Blake Pietila stopped all but one of 23 shots in the win.
YOUNGSTOWN PHANTOMS , CHICAGO STEEL 
Chicago posted all four goals of the evening courtesy of Owen Power, Robert Mastrosimone and a pair from Gunnarwolfe Fontaine.
Justin Robbins blocked all 22 shots in the shutout win.
TRI-CITY STORM , DES MOINES BUCCANEERS 
The Bucs shutout the Storm with a trio of goals from Michael Mancinelli, Jonny Russell and Mac Welsher.
Roman Durny stopped 26 shots for the victory.
FARGO FORCE , DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS 
Josh Nodler found the net first for the Force. Verners Egle returned the favor with a goal for the Saints. Fargo’s Kaden Bohlsen and Dubuque’s Dylan Jackson then traded tallies. Both Mike Kesselring and Bohlsen scored to finish the game for the Force.
Ryan Bischel stopped 26 (including a penalty shot) out of 28 to win the game for Fargo.
LINCOLN STARS , OMAHA LANCERS 
The Lancers put up four unanswered goals from Travis Mitchell, Kyle Kawamura, Austen Long and Logan Will. Ross Mitton scored the only Lincoln goal for the night.
Akira Schmid prevented 21 of 22 pucks from finding the net.
MADISON CAPITOLS , SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS 
Noah Weber opened the game with a Madison goal. Matthew Miller, Aaron Grounds and Bobby Brink rounded out the first period with three Sioux City goals. Josh Boyer of the Capitols opened the second before Brink posted his second goal of the night. Noah Weber would then get another Madison tally before Marcus Kallionkieli scored for the Musketeers. Kallionkieli would get another to open the third before Lucas Herrmann would find the net one last time for the Capitols. Kevin Lombardi finished it with an ENG.
Jake Sibell got the Muskie win stopping 22 of 26 attempts.
MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS , WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS 
The Black Hawks came out strong with Vladislav Firstov, Solag Bakich and Emil Öhrvall scoring goals. Only Ryan Savage managed to find the net for the Lumberjacks in their loss.
Logan Stein blocked 30 of 31 to secure the Waterloo win.
Sunday, Feb. 3rd
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