William Graves posted a shutout, stopping all 32 of the Peoria Mustangs shots throughout the game. The La Crosse Freeze took the lead early in the second on a goal from Flavien Fondadouze.
Thomas Magnavite did his part, adding 2 assists.
In the second period, Fondadouze opened the scoring for La Crosse with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 3:30 with helpers from teammates Zukowski and Marquardt. Poellinger put in a goal at 6:01 with an assist from his linemate Magnavite.
During the third, Ratzloff netted a goal at 1:04 with helpers from Magnavite and Losen.
The Freeze’s victory was in no doubt helped out by Graves’ shutout, as he stopped all 32 of the shots he faced. Graves’ counterpart, Freiburger, also had a big night, managing to stop 39 of 42, but ultimately fell short.
This win brings the La Crosse Freeze’s record to (25-8-1-0).