Joey Bernardini came up big, stopping 36 of 39 shots throughout the game. The Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts took the lead before the halfway point in the third on a goal from Mickey Zahoran.
Brandon Rozema did his part, adding 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) and Christian Alvegran contributed with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).
In the first period, Alvegran opened the scoring for Evansville with a goal at 0:24 with helpers from Rozema and Rowe. Cardinale Iii put in a goal at 3:40 with helpers from his teammates Rozema and Caito. Rozema deposited a goal at 13:31 with assists from Alvegran and Davenport.
During the second period, Stepp finally put the Ducks on the board with a goal at 6:50 with a helper from defenseman Goodman. Kendall quickly followed with a goal at 7:39 with assists from his linemates, Dlugach and Evans.
In the third, Zahoran answered for Evansville with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 5:49 with helpers from his linemates, Cody and Kowalski. Landers answered for the Ducks with a goal at 17:05 with an assist from Scherberger.