Mac Berglove was superb between the pipes for Granite City, as he did not allow a goal in a 4-0 victory over Breezy Point.
Granite City forced Breezy Point\’s goalies to work between the pipes, getting 40 shots and forcing 36 saves. Magnus Lindhe made 15 stops and Wes Paupore made 21. Granite City stifled Breezy Point\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Granite City\’s defensive play was more effective than usual against Breezy Point. Granite City averages 2.4 goals allowed per game.
Granite City additionally got points from Piehler, who also tallied one goal and two assists to lead the team in points, Tanner Skaja, who also registered one goal and one assist, and Adam Marty, who also finished with one goal and one assist. More assists for Granite City came via Alex Durand, who had two and Casey Esselman and Chase Di Bari, who each chipped in one.
Breezy Point was held below its usual level of production. Breezy Point averages 2.7 goals per game.
Berglove rejected 30 shots on goal for Granite City. Granite City totaled 13 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major and went 2-for-4 on the power play. Breezy Point incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors.