Alexandria\’s Tyler Frischmon scored 58 seconds into overtime to beat Granite City, 5-4 (OT).
Alexandria got the win on the strength of a great game by Frischmon, who had two goals and two assists. Frischmon scored the first of his two goals at 14:02 into the third period to make the score 4-3 Alexandria. AJ Gullickson provided the assist. Frischmon\’s next tally made the score 5-4 Alexandria with 19:02 left in overtime. Tosten Mann picked up the assist.
Alexandria also got points from Gullickson, who also grabbed two goals and two assists to lead the team in points. Alexandria also got a goal from David Carey as well. Other players who recorded assists for Alexandria were Jack Cernohous, Jack Mellstrom, Ryan Marciniak, and Aaron Ryback, who each chipped in one.
Granite City was often in penalty trouble, totaling five minors and two majors for 30 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 16.0 minutes per game Granite City had been spending in the box. Granite City\’s defense let in more goals than it usually has this year. Granite City averages 2.4 goals allowed per game.
Granite City was helped by Adam Marty, who racked up two goals. Marty scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 12:02 into the third period to make the score 3-3. Granite City had taken the advantage when Alexandria\’s Louis Gerzin got sent off for checking from behind. Casey Esselman assisted on the tally. Marty\’s next tally on the power play made the score 4-4 with 5:08 left in the third period. Will Mix picked up the assist. Granite City additionally got points from Esselman, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Tanner Skaja, who also registered one goal and one assist. In addition, Granite City received assists from Matt Flom, who had three and Braden Altena and Tommy Hall, who contributed one each.
Derrick LaCombe rejected 25 shots on goal for Alexandria. Alexandria totaled 35 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major and went 1-for-5 on the power play. Nathan Isaacson recorded 22 saves for Granite City. Granite City registered two goals on four power play opportunities.