Granite City had a 3-2 lead over New Ulm midway through the third period. Fritz Belisle, assisted by Luc Kreuser and Alex Nagel, scored at the 9:56 mark of the third period to tie the game up at 3. The game ended in a shootout with Granite City’s Matthew Sprink scoring the game-winning goal. New Ulm outshot Granite City 27-25.
Nagel opened the scoring 7:04 into the first period with assists from Belisle and Trevor Woytcke.
Granite City answered back with a short-handed goal from Cole Buhl at 8:42 of the first period. Brady Dahl, with assists from Braden Altena and Ryan Smith, scored at the 10:53 mark of the first period to put Granite City up 2-1 to start the second period.
Steven Mordini scored the only goal in the second period at 11:11 to tie the game up at 2. Belisle and Kreuser were credited with the assists.
New Ulm totaled four penalty minutes on two infractions and went 0-for-3 on the power play. Granite City had a total of eight penalty minutes on four infractions and went 0-for-1 on the power play.