The North Iowa Bulls used a four-goal second period to put away the Minnesota Flying Aces, 8-0.
North Iowa got the win thanks to a great game by Johnny Panvica, who had two goals and three assists. Panvica scored the first of his two goals at 19 seconds into the second period to make the score 2-0 North Iowa. Joe Burgmeier picked up the assist. Panvica\’s next tally made the score 7-0 North Iowa with 7:50 left in the third period. Brett Gravelle provided the assist.
The Bulls were boosted by David Johnson, who turned in a shutout with 30 saves. Johnson certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 1.56 entering the contest.
North Iowa\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on four Minnesota power plays. The Bulls\’ defense was surprisingly good. North Iowa averages 2.2 goals allowed per game. The Bulls\’ offense rang up 46 shots on Minnesota\’s net. North Iowa outdid its season average for goals scored. The Bulls average 5.2 goals per game.
North Iowa additionally got points from Tommy Heinzman, who also finished with one goal and one assist, Carmen Dalesandro, who also registered one goal and one assist, Gravelle, who also tallied one goal and three assists, and Burgmeier, who also racked up two goals and three assists to lead the team in points. Ryan Durant also scored for North Iowa. In addition, North Iowa received assists from Robert Click, Connor Bump, Sam Naegele, and Jack Stang, who contributed one each.
The Flying Aces were held below their usual level of production. Minnesota averages 2.2 goals per game.
North Iowa incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Matt Douglas made 38 saves for the Flying Aces on 46 shots. Minnesota incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.