Thursday, January 5–Wisconsin Whalers 3 vs. La Crosse Freeze 1

A late third period goal from Connor Boscaccy helped secure the 9-14-4 Wisconsin Whalers a 3-1 win over the La Crosse Freeze, who carry a 11-15-2 record on the season. Jake Faulkner and Ben Ratner also scored for the Whalers, while Hunter Dolan notched one for the Freeze. In net, Elliot Gerth made 50 stops for Wisconsin, while La Crosse goaltender Niks Lukasuks stopped 33 shots.