Steel edge Lumberjacks to regain West lead
La Crosse 2 @ Wisconsin 7 - Wisconsin had a four-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 7-2 win over La Crosse. Peter Henderson was all over the ice for Wisconsin, as he tallied two goals and one assist in the win. Henderson scored the first of his two goals at 1:35 into the second period to make the score 3-0 Wisconsin. Ben Ratner provided the assist. Henderson's next tally made the score 4-1 Wisconsin with 6:46 left in the second period. Jake McNamara picked up the assist. Wisconsin additionally got points from Caleb Vosters, who also finished with one goal and one assist and Nathan Viberg, who also registered two goals and one assist. Others who scored for Wisconsin included Connor Busch and Austin Lewis, who scored one goal each. More assists for Wisconsin came via Matthew Carr, who had two and Thomas Hanson and Max McConnell, who each chipped in one. La Crosse was led by Ben Henderson, who racked up one goal. Henderson scored on the power play 6:37 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Wisconsin. Sengvongxay provided the assist. JP Eykyn also scored for La Crosse. In addition, La Crosse received assists from Ben Johnson, Justin Edwards, and Daniel Toycen, who contributed one each. Wisconsin's McConnell stopped 22 shots out of the 24 that he faced.
Breezy Point 3 @ Alexandria 4 (OT) - Logan Nelson gave Alexandria a 4-3 (OT) victory over Breezy Point when he scored 1:10 into the extra period. Alexandria came back from a three-goal deficit to capture the victory. Alexandria trailed 3-0 after a goal by Breezy Point's Ryan Mezera at 17:27 in the first period. Alexandria knotted things up at 3-3 on a goal by Logan Norman at 5:31 in the third period. Tony Arias was all over the ice for Alexandria, as he tallied one goal and two assists in the win. Arias scored 6:16 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Breezy Point. Aaron Ryback assisted on the tally. Alexandria additionally got points from Norman, who also registered one goal and two assists. Alexandria also got a goal from Mason Hautala as well. Other players who recorded assists for Alexandria were Trent Olson, Jack Cernohous, and Connor Nilson, who each chipped in one. Patrik Johansson also scored for Breezy Point. In addition, Breezy Point received assists from Tyler Larwood, who had two and Alec Hooper, Sean Viti, Nick Blanchette, and Josh Laven, who contributed one each. Brey Effertz made 28 saves for Alexandria on 31 shots.
Twin City 4 @ Granite City 3 - Granite City tried to dig itself out of a two-goal hole, but Twin City held on for a 4-3 victory. Twin City made the score 4-2 on a goal by Zak Lambrecht at 19:40 in the second period, and Granite City got as close as 4-3 when Matt Flom scored 16:51 into the third period. Twin City additionally got points from Adam Vannelli, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Jared Erickson, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Twin City also got a goal from Fritz Belisle as well. In addition, Twin City received assists from Luc Kreuser, who had two and Ben Hersman, Nicholas Campbell, and Alex Egle, who each chipped in one. Mathew Sprink also scored for Granite City. More assists for Granite City came via Spencer Nelson, Braden Altena, Tanner Skaja, and Chase Di Bari, who contributed one each. Gunnar Howg rejected 14 shots on goal for Twin City.
Great Falls 3 @ Billings 2 (SO) - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as Great Falls defeated Billings in a shootout 3-2 (1-0 SO). The shootout lasted for six attempts between the teams. Great Falls overcame a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. Great Falls was down 2-0 after a goal by Billings' Mason Graves at 10:17 in the second period. Great Falls tied things up at 2-2 on a goal by Austin Krantz at 51 seconds in the third period. Great Falls was helped by Brendan Jester, who had one goal and one assist. Jester scored 22 seconds into the third period to make the score 2-1 Billings. Tegan Harrington picked up the assist. Great Falls also got points from Krantz, who also registered one goal and one assist. Connor Melton also scored for Billings. More assists for Billings came via Roy Aharonovich, Edward Hoppmann, Cameron Birklid, and Tristan Henrichs, who each chipped in one. Jake Stephan rejected 20 shots on goal for Great Falls. Gage Overby made 43 saves for Billings on 45 shots.