Sean Mallonee had two goals and three assists to lead North Iowa to a 9-0 victory over Minnesota.
Mallonee found the back of the net on the power play 11:36 into the first period to make the score 1-0 North Iowa and again while 13:35 into the first to make the score 2-0 North Iowa.
David Johnson spearheaded the defensive effort for North Iowa, as he did not allow a puck past him and made 28 saves for the shutout. The solid play of Johnson will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 1.61.
North Iowa forced Minnesota\’s goalies to work hard to keep the puck out of the net, getting 42 shots and forcing 33 saves. Quinn Huff made 20 stops and Dakota McDonald made 13. North Iowa excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. North Iowa bested its season scoring average. North Iowa averages 6.2 goals per game.
North Iowa additionally got points from Marshall Barnes, who also had one goal and three assists and Carmen Dalesandro, who also registered one goal and two assists. North Iowa also had goals scored by Tommy Stang, who had three and Ryan Durant and Tommy Hall, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for North Iowa were Quinn Fuchs, who had two and Jeff Solow, Shane Bernhardson, Jack Stang, and Connor Bump, who each chipped in one.
Minnesota could not produce up to its normal offensive output. Minnesota puts an average of 2.8 pucks into the net per game. Minnesota\’s penalty kill was ineffective, and let in four goals to North Iowa\’s power play unit.
North Iowa incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Minnesota incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors.