North Iowa beats Granite City 3-0 as Johnson gains shutout

David Johnson recorded a shutout against Granite City as North Iowa picked up a 3-0 win.

North Iowa was led by Austin Jackson, who grabbed one goal. Jackson scored 13:08 into the first period to make the score 1-0 North Iowa. Brett Gravelle picked up the assist.

North Iowa put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Granite City to score on any of its three power plays. North Iowa could not produce up to its normal offensive output. North Iowa averages 5.8 goals per game.

North Iowa also had goals scored by Owen Larson and Riley Meyer, who scored one goal each. More assists for North Iowa came via Connor Bump, who had two and Joe Burgmeier, Quinn Fuchs, and Marshall Barnes, who each chipped in one.

Granite City excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. Granite City was held below its usual level of production. Granite City puts an average of 3.7 pucks into the net per game. Granite City\’s offense rang up 34 shots on North Iowa\’s net.

David Johnson made 34 saves for North Iowa on 34 shots. North Iowa ended with 31 minutes in penalty time with three minors and one major. North Iowa ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Jack Stang was ejected from the game. Mac Berglove rejected 24 shots on goal for Granite City. Granite City incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with four minors. For Granite City, Andrej Jamnicky was ejected from the game.