Granite City almost clawed its way back from a three-goal deficit, but Twin City managed to pull out a 4-2 win in the end.
Twin City led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when Twin City\’s Joe Costello scored at 11:45 in the second period to put Twin City up 3-0.
After the loss made the series score 1-0 in the best of three series, Granite City faces elimination next time out.
Twin City was helped by Jay Paul, who registered one goal. Paul scored 19:47 into the third period to make the score 4-2 Twin City. Paul Stehr picked up the assist. Twin City also had goals scored by Fritz Belisle and Trevor Woytcke, who scored one goal each. More assists for Twin City came via Alex Egle, who had two and Nick McKeeby, Tyler Nystrom, and Nicholas Campbell, who contributed one each.
Granite City\’s offense rang up 35 shots on Twin City\’s net. Granite City did not rack up many penalties in the contest, totaling only one minor for two minutes in penalty time.
Granite City was helped by Matt Flom, who finished with one goal. Flom scored on the power play 13:01 into the third period to make the score 3-1 Twin City. Granite City earned a power play opportunity when Stehr was put in the box for cross checking. Tanner Skaja provided the assist. Granite City also got a goal from Braden Altena as well. In addition, Granite City received assists from Kevin Finley, who had two.
Nathan Siclovan rejected 33 shots on goal for Twin City. Twin City incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Mac Berglove made 25 saves for Granite City on 28 shots. Granite City registered one goal on three power play opportunities.