West Michigan, La Crosse win on Thursday
October 30, 2015
Granite City 1 @ La Crosse 4 - La Crosse had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 4-1 win over Granite City. Reed Kelly was all over the ice for La Crosse, as he had two goals in the win. Kelly scored at 12:51 into the first period to make the score 1-1 and again while 16:49 into the second to make the score 3-1 La Crosse. La Crosse was led by goalie Garret Matz, who finished with 48 saves while allowing one goal. La Crosse additionally got points from Jacob St. Andre, who also grabbed one goal and one assist and Cameron Pries, who also finished with one goal and one assist. In addition, La Crosse received assists from JP Eykyn, who had two and Alexander Rickoff, Dylan Goggin, and Colin Huffman, who each chipped in one. Granite City was led by Matthew Cowger, who scored the team's only goal. Cowger scored 2:32 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Granite City. John Suess assisted on the tally. Nathan Isaacson recorded 18 saves for Granite City.
West Michigan 5 @ Pittsburgh 2 - Mitch Kalleward racked up two points to lead West Michigan to a 5-2 victory over Pittsburgh. West Michigan additionally got points from Ryan Price, who also finished with one goal and one assist, Trevor Temple, who also registered one goal and one assist, and Corey Siwula, who also had one goal and one assist. West Michigan also got a goal from Christian Amend as well. In addition, West Michigan received assists from Zach Hand and Brendon Block, who each chipped in one and Connor Henderson and Dakota Ulmer, who contributed two each. Pittsburgh forced West Michigan goalie Samuel Woznicki to work between the pipes, taking 40 shots. Pittsburgh was helped by Gavin Cummings, who grabbed one goal. Cummings scored 3:41 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Pittsburgh. James Unger picked up the assist. Nicholas Lyon also scored for Pittsburgh. More assists for Pittsburgh came via Vincent Casale and James Stiles, who each chipped in one. Woznicki recorded 38 saves for West Michigan. Pittsburgh's Jacob Stack stopped 27 shots out of the 31 that he faced.