The Wisconsin Whalers' defense had a poor night, allowing the La Crosse Freeze 31 shots throughout the game. The La Crosse Freeze took the lead before the halfway point in the third on a goal from Thomas Magnavite.
Sam Hanson contributed with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Jimmy Mcdermott delivered for his team with 2 assists. Keaton Caplis chipped in with 3 assists.
During the first, Francois opened the scoring for La Crosse with a goal at 16:29 with helpers from teammates De Schepper and Caplis.
In the second, Rogers answered for Wisconsin with a goal at 1:03 with helpers from his linemates, Mcdermott and Hanson. Magnavite answered for the Freeze with a goal at 4:20 with assists from De Schepper and Caplis. Seeger netted a goal at 10:14 with helpers from his linemates, Ratzloff and Lackey. Grobstick answered for the Whalers with a goal at 13:49 with assists from Marshman and Hefty.
During the third, Magnavite answered for La Crosse with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 6:03 with helpers from De Schepper and Lindauer. Hanson answered for Wisconsin with a goal at 12:38 with assists from Vandervalk and Mcdermott. Magnavite answered for the Freeze with a goal at 18:50 with helpers from Caplis and De Schepper.
This loss brings the Wisconsin Whalers’ record to (15-22-1-1).