In action at the Off the Wall Sports Complex, the Ralston Regals got the best of the Aksarben Stampede, 14-9 in an IBLA Nebraska tilt.
The Stampede got on the board at the 2:20 mark Andrew Gleitz hit a breaking Tanner Lerdahl (1g,1a). The Stampede offense went dormant for the next 27:00
Ralston took full advantage and ended the first period with a 3-1 lead compliments of John Caruso (4g), and a pair from Miles Stading (3g) to end the opening 20:00 with the 3-1 score.
Stading got his hat-trick just :32 into the second with RJ Moffat (2g,2a) and Caruso pushing the Regal lead to five at 6-1.
Matt Shidlein (1g) followed with Lerdahl assisting on a Tyson Svoboda (2g) marker made it a 6-3 contest. At 16:58, Caruso struck again but it took all of fifty ticks for Svoboda to notch his second of the period and second of the game.
Jesse Wells buried a Kurt Carlson feed to end the middle period with Ralston holding a four goal lead at 8-4.
The Stampede stormed out in the third with a transition marker started by netminder, Ryan Grewcock (1a) who fired a perfect pass that Gleitz (3g,1a) fired behind Marty Gospordarki and with seventeen minutes to play we had an 8-5 affair.
Nigel Nelson (1g) followed by Moffat just :38 later erased the Gleitz goal and made it 10-5.
Cole Roth (1g,1a) buried an unassisted marker to change the scoreboard to 10-6 but, Ralston blew it open when Carlson (1g,3a), Grant Mallett-Bauerkemper (1g), Caruso with a power-play goal,and another from Moffat made it 14-6.
Gleitz would pick up a pair and Aaron Gosch (1g) closed the doors on the 14-9 contest.
A chippy game that featured a combined 12 penalties being whisted with 5 being the roughing variety.
Ryan Grewcock stopped 40 of 54 shots in the Stampede nets while Gospordarski went 23 of 32..