Wisconsin took the lead against North Iowa in the first period and maintained it until the end of the game to secure a tight 3-1 victory.
Wisconsin was led by goalie Ian Dvorak, who finished with 48 saves while allowing one goal. Dvorak managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 2.84 prior to the game.
Wisconsin\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five North Iowa power plays. Wisconsin\’s offense operated below its season average. Wisconsin averages 5.2 goals per game. North Iowa was unable to stop Wisconsin from sending pucks towards the net, and Wisconsin eventually piled up 50 shots on goal.
Wisconsin also got points from Thomas Hanson, who also finished with one goal and one assist.
North Iowa was held below its usual level of production. North Iowa puts an average of 5.7 pucks into the net per game. North Iowa forced Wisconsin goalie Dvorak to work between the pipes, taking 49 shots.
Wisconsin totaled 15 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major and went 1-for-1 on the power play. Tommi Ahlgren recorded 47 saves for North Iowa. North Iowa ended with seven minutes in penalty time with one minor and one major.