The Twin City Steel had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 5-1 win over the Minnesota Flying Aces.
Mikko Aho had two goals and one assist to lead Twin City. Aho scored the first of his two goals at 8:40 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Twin City. David Becker picked up the assist. Aho\’s next tally made the score 5-1 Twin City with 12:31 left in the third period. Alex Egle assisted on the tally.
The Steel put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Minnesota to score on any of its six power plays. Twin City kept the Flying Aces\’ goalie busy throughout the game, and Dakota McDonald made 42 saves on 47 shots. The Steel\’s defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in three goals. Twin City could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 38 minutes in penalties during the game.
Minnesota forced the Steel goalie Robbie Goor to work between the pipes, taking 32 shots. The Flying Aces were hit hard by penalties in the contest, and totaled six minors and one major for 27 minutes in penalty time.
Robbie Goor made 31 saves for Twin City on 32 shots. The Steel registered one goal on three power play opportunities. For the Flying Aces, Lucas Mickelson was ejected from the game.