In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the North Iowa Bulls escaped with a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Junior Bulldogs.
Each team kept the other at bay throughout the game, and Jon Severson secured the win for North Iowa with a goal in the third period.
Chicago\’s power play was ineffective against the Bulls\’ penalty kill, which allowed zero goals while shorthanded.
North Iowa was sparked by Severson, who racked up one goal. Severson scored 16:53 into the third period to make the score 3-2 North Iowa. Tom Lindgren assisted on the tally.
The Bulls excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in six chances. North Iowa could not produce up to its normal offensive output. The Bulls average 5.1 goals per game. North Iowa forced the Junior Bulldogs goalie Sam Harden to work between the pipes, taking 31 shots.
Others who scored for North Iowa included Carmen Dalesandro and Trey Gardner, who each put in one. More assists for North Iowa came via Johnny Panvica, Ryan Durant, Brett Gravelle, Joe Burgmeier, and Dylan Zins, who contributed one each.
Chicago\’s offense rang up 31 shots on the Bulls\’ net.
The Junior Bulldogs were helped by Scott Coash Jr, who had one goal. Coash Jr scored short handed 11:53 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Chicago. Chicago found itself down a man on Jordan Pitlick\’s boarding. Mike Holmes picked up the assist. Chicago also got a goal from Toms Taurins as well. In addition, Chicago received assists from Tyler Seltenriech and Kyle Barna, who each chipped in one.
Tommi Ahlgren recorded 29 saves for North Iowa. The Bulls incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Harden rejected 28 shots on goal for the Junior Bulldogs. Chicago incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.