Lukas Motloch and Sam Dabrowski led the way with hat tricks as the La Crosse Freeze crushed the Chicago Bulldogs 13-1 in a home game at Green Island Ice Arena in La Crosse. Also, the La Crosse Freeze's offense had a big night, peppering Chicago with 55 shots throughout the game. The La Crosse Freeze took the lead before the halfway point in the first on a goal from Lukas Motloch and never looked back. Matt Wolter chipped in with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Micah Anderson contributed with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).
During the first, Anderson opened the scoring for the Freeze with a goal at 4:12 with helpers from his linemates, Goggin and Seeger. Motloch netted what turned out to be the game winning goal at 10:56 with helpers from his teammates Losen and Schultz. Eykyn quickly followed with a goal at 12:04 with assists from Machusak and Frerks.
In the second period, Seeger deposited a goal at 0:48 with a helper from fellow Freeze forward Briley. Hazlett netted a goal at 3:47 with an assist from his linemate Machusak. Dabrowski quickly followed with a goal at 5:03 with a helper from Anderson. Motloch put in a goal at 9:40 with assists from Schultz and Losen. Kowalski finally put Chicago on the board with a goal at 17:14 with helpers from his linemates, Gottfreid and Hass.
During the third period, Dabrowski answered for the Freeze with a goal at 3:21 with an assist from defenseman Marquardt. Wolter deposited a goal at 6:18 with a helper from Briley. Toycen netted a goal at 16:11 with assists from Lanz and Marquardt. Schultz quickly followed with a goal at 17:03 with a helper from Motloch. Motloch quickly followed with a goal at 17:31 with assists from Losen and Wolter. Dabrowski put in a goal at 19:57 with helpers from his linemates, Dolan and Goggin.
La Crosse’s victory was in no doubt helped out by Wagner as he stopped 13 of the 14 shots he faced. Wagner’s counterpart, Barada, also had a big night, managing to stop 42 of 55, but ultimately fell short.
This win brings the La Crosse Freeze’s record to (42-38-4-0)