The Twin City Steel gutted out a close 4-3 win against the North Iowa Bulls.
Each team kept the other at bay throughout the game, and Jace Childs secured the win for Twin City with a goal in the second period.
Childs was all over the ice for the Steel, as he tallied two goals in the win.
Twin City\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on three North Iowa power plays. Team\’s forwards weren\’t the only contributers offensively, and the team\’s defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.
Twin City also got a goal from Evan Anderson as well. In addition, Twin City received assists from Jake Mcafee, who had two and Tyler Lodin, Brennan Osen, Ben Ihrie, Chase Myers-Beck, and Calvin Miska, who each chipped in one.
North Iowa put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Steel to score on any of their three power plays. The Bulls did not reach the goal total they have come to expect this season. North Iowa averages 6.0 goals per game. The Bulls forced Twin City goalie Jackson Germaine to work between the pipes, taking 40 shots.
North Iowa was helped by Timothy Santopoalo, who finished with one goal. Santopoalo scored 5:09 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Twin City. North Iowa also had goals scored by Matt Kroska and Ian Penvose, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for North Iowa were Kyle Krueger, Matthew Fosdick, and Brandon Anderson, who contributed one a piece.
Jackson Germaine made 37 saves for the Steel on 40 shots. Twin City incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. The Bulls\’ starting goalie, Dylan Parker, made 13 saves and finished with the loss before he was taken out in favor of Chris Amsden, who stopped eight shots. North Iowa incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.