Brett Gravelle had two goals and three assists to lead North Iowa to a 10-1 victory over Rochester.
Gravelle\’s tallies came at 18:39 into the first period to make the score 2-0 North Iowa and 14:38 into the second to make the score 3-0 North Iowa.
North Iowa was led by goalie David Johnson, who finished with 26 saves while allowing one goal. Johnson certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 1.59 entering the contest.
North Iowa\’s penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled nine minors and two majors for 48 minutes in penalty time. North Iowa surpassed its season average of 17.0 penalty minutes per game. North Iowa\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on six Rochester power plays. North Iowa kept Rochester\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Jacob Garvey made 31 saves on 41 shots. North Iowa surpassed its usual scoring output this season. North Iowa averages 5.9 goals per game.
North Iowa additionally got points from Owen Larson, who also registered one goal and one assist, Adam Orn, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, Joe Burgmeier, who also finished with two goals and one assist, Quinn Fuchs, who also had one goal and one assist, and Marshall Barnes, who also registered two goals and four assists to lead the team in points. North Iowa also got a goal from Austin Jackson as well. More assists for North Iowa came via Sean Mallonee, who had three and Tom Lindgren, Shane Bernhardson, Jack Stang, Connor Bump, and Carmen Dalesandro, who each chipped in one.
Rochester forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up 10 minors and two majors for 70 minutes in penalty time. Rochester had been averaging 30.0 minutes in penalties per game.