New Ulm was leading North Iowa 3-1 and outshooting them 12-5 at the end of the first period. New Ulm had a rough second period being outshot 15-6 and allowing North Iowa to score two goals. New Ulm finished the game strong, scoring three goals in the third period. With the 6-4 win at North Iowa, New Ulm ended North Iowa’s home winning streak.
Mac Hankinson’s cross-checking penalty ultimately gave North Iowa a power-play goal from Connor Clemons to tie it up 1-1 at the 8:34 mark of the first period. The assists were credited to Tyler Bump and Mike Lyons.
Sam Wenner and Alex Nagel each scored a goal in the first period to give New Ulm a 3-1 lead to start the second period. Bennett Witta, Orlando Scherz, Egle, and Sam Storlie each tallied one assist in the first period.
North Iowa dominated the second period with goals from Bump and Mitch Parsons to make the score 3-3. David Dolter, Lyons, Horka Sekesi, and Sean Mallonee each registered one assist in the second period.
Sekesi gave North Iowa a 4-3 lead early in the third period with assists from Clemons and Mallonee.
Nagel scored unassisted at 9:59 into the third period to give New Ulm a 5-4 lead.
North Iowa pulled their goaltender, Drew Scites, with 1:17 left to play in the game. Belisle’s second goal of the night was scored on the empty net with 16 seconds remaining in the game.
Nathan Siclovan faced 32 shots and made 28 saves for New Ulm. North Iowa’s goaltender, Scites, made 24 saves on the 30 shots he faced.
New Ulm totaled 12 penalty minutes on six infractions and went 1-for-4 on the power play. North Iowa had a total of eight penalty minutes on four infractions and went 2-for-6 on the power play.