Koby Lukehart posted a shutout, stopping all 17 of the Rochester Ice Hawks shots throughout the game. The La Crosse Freeze took the lead before the halfway point in the first on a goal from Thomas Magnavite and never looked back.
Thomas Magnavite had no trouble finding the scoresheet, adding 2 goals and Brandon Ratzloff delivered for his team with 3 assists.
In the first period, Magnavite opened the scoring for La Crosse with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 9:48 with helpers from his linemates, Francois and Tilmon. De Schepper put in a goal at 15:25 with assists from Lackey and Ratzloff.
During the second, Magnavite netted a goal at 1:19 with helpers from his linemates, Lackey and Ratzloff. Fondadouze scored a goal at 4:36 with assists from his linemates, Lindauer and Garman.
In the third period, Seeger deposited a goal at 3:03 with a helper from fellow Freeze forward Ratzloff. Losen put in a goal at 9:30 with an assist from his teammate Lackey.
La Crosse’s victory was in no doubt helped out by Lukehart’s shutout, as he stopped all 17 of the shots he faced. Lukehart’s counterpart, Bucklin, also had a big night, managing to stop 50 of 56, but ultimately fell short.
This win brings the La Crosse Freeze’s record to (34-8-1-0).