The game between Point Mallard and North Iowa was tight through all 60 minutes, but in the end Point Mallard emerged with a 4-3 win.
Neither team gained more than a one-goal lead, and Jake Champaign's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker.
Champaign had two goals to lead Point Mallard to victory.
Point Mallard managed to stay out of the box better than usual, finishing with one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Point Mallard wound up below its season average of 5.0 penalty minutes per game. Point Mallard kept North Iowa's goalie busy throughout the game, and Zack St. John made 31 saves on 35 shots.
Point Mallard also had goals scored by Justin Dunn and Justin Delisle, who scored one goal each. More assists for Point Mallard came via Josh Hamilton, who had two and Ian Precht and Jake Cox, who contributed one each.
North Iowa forced Point Mallard goalie Cooper Seedott to work between the pipes, taking 40 shots. North Iowa did not rack up many penalties in the contest, registering just one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.
North Iowa was helped by Connor Bump, who tallied two goals. Bump scored the first of his two goals at 2:13 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Ryan Durant picked up the assist. Bump's next tally made the score 2-1 North Iowa with 3:19 left in the first period. Joe Burgmeier provided the assist. North Iowa also got points from Durant, who also registered one goal and one assist. In addition, North Iowa received assists from Tommi Ahlgren, Eric Piatt, and Austin Jackson, who each chipped in one.
Seedott recorded 37 saves for Point Mallard. Point Mallard registered zero goals on one power play opportunities. North Iowa registered zero goals on one power play opportunities.