Chicago fell behind early, and North Iowa kept piling on the points on the way to a 16-1 victory.
North Iowa got the win behind a great game by Brett Gravelle, who had four goals and two assists. Gravelle\’s first goal came 6:29 into the first period. He then added goals at 18:38 into the first, at 3:55 into the second, and at 17:07 into the third.
North Iowa forced Chicago\’s goaltenders to work between the pipes, taking 68 shots and forcing 52 saves. Ray Smith made 18 stops and Dalton Baker made 34. North Iowa\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on four Chicago power plays. North Iowa outdid its season average for goals scored. North Iowa averages 7.6 goals per game.
North Iowa additionally got points from Jerame Schuetzle, who also registered one goal and one assist, Ryan Durant, who also finished with one goal and one assist, Tommy Stang, who also grabbed two goals and two assists, Jack Stang, who also tallied two goals and one assist, and Marshall Barnes, who also had two goals and three assists. Carmen Dalesandro also scored for North Iowa. In addition, North Iowa received assists from Jacob Cox, who had four, Tom Lindgren, Connor Bump, and Riley Meyer, who each chipped in one, and Joe Guimont, Zack Cole, and David Min, who contributed three each.
Chicago could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 32 minutes in penalties during the game.
Zack St. John made 20 saves for North Iowa on 21 shots. North Iowa incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.