Brett Gravelle was all over the ice for North Iowa, as he tallied two goals and one assist in North Iowa\’s 7-1 win over La Crosse.
Gravelle scored on the power play at 8:31 into the first period to make the score 1-0 North Iowa and again while on the power play 10:35 into the first to make the score 2-0 North Iowa.
North Iowa was led by goalie Tommi Ahlgren, who finished with 27 saves while allowing one goal. Ahlgren certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 1.22 entering the contest.
La Crosse was unable to stop North Iowa from sending pucks towards the net, and North Iowa eventually piled up 32 shots on goal. North Iowa cashed in on power play opportunities, scoring four goals on five chances. North Iowa was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 26 penalty minutes.
North Iowa additionally got points from Austin Jackson, who also tallied one goal and one assist. North Iowa also had goals scored by Kohei Sato, who had two and Daylon De Souza and Tommy Stang, who each put in one. In addition, North Iowa received assists from Marshall Barnes, who had two, Adam Orn, who had three, and Tom Lindgren, Tommy Hall, Jack Stang, and David Min, who contributed one each.
La Crosse was held below its usual level of production. La Crosse puts an average of 3.7 pucks into the net per game. La Crosse\’s defense let in more goals than it usually has this year. La Crosse is averaging 2.3 goals against for the season.
La Crosse was led by Daniel Toycen, who scored the team\’s only goal. Toycen scored on the power play 11:34 into the first period to make the score 2-1 North Iowa. La Crosse earned a power play opportunity when Carmen Dalesandro was put in the box for cross checking. Toby Sengvongxay picked up the assist.
Andrew Wagner recorded 25 saves for La Crosse. La Crosse incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.