Blake and Jeremy will be in Rochester tonight as North Iowa attempts to go 3-0 in pool play. Follow the action here as the puck drops at 7 p.m.
The 4 p.m. game just wrapped up with Bellingham defeating New Hampshire 3-2. North Iowa Bulls and Twin Cities Northern Lights set to begin in 49 minutes.
North Iowa and Twin Cities have already clinched spots in the semifinals. The winner of tonight's game faces Helena at 6 p.m. tomorrow night while the loser of tonight's game faces Atlanta at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow.
Both teams have finished warmups. Zamboni on the ice.
12 minutes til the National Anthem
Word on the street is Todd Sanden is singing the Anthem. I can not confirm that.
He didn't say anything about the anthem when I talked to him earlier.
Referee: Korey Chipperfield
Linesman: Tyler Loftus
Linesman: Brian McAvoy
I don't imagine coach as a great vocalist.
Matt Bartels in goal for North Iowa, Will Schluneger in goal for Twin Cities. Just about set for the anthem.
The anthem was a recording. We're set for hockey.
First penalty of the game is for head contact. Twin Cities will have a power play 1:42 into the game.
Twin Cities shot attempt off the leg pad of Bartels.
Twin Cities with a 4-0 shots on goal advantage so far.
Bulls successfully kill the penalty.
No score between Twin Cities and North Iowa five minutes into the first period.
North Iowa still without a shot on goal.
Twin Cities with several great chances, three shots on Bartels but we remain scoreless.
Twin Cities has a 7-0 shots advantage and has won all five faceoffs.
North Iowa's first shot on goal comes with 12:24 remaining in the first period.
Kyle Krueger puts the Bulls on the board with 12:01 left in the first period.
Santopoalo with the goal with 11:01 to go.
North Iowa on the penalty kill once again.
North Iowa has nearly evened up the shots on goal. Twin Cities holding an 9-7 advantage.
Bulls lead 2-0 with 7 minutes to go in the first period.
Twin Cities cuts the lead in half with 6:22 to play.
Carter Purdy credited with the Twin Cities goal.
North Iowa on top 2-1 against Twin Cities with 4 minutes to play in the opening period.
Shots now 15-10 in favor of North Iowa with 1:48 to play in the first period. Bulls lead 2-1.
Takedown on the ice with 30.2 seconds remaining. Bryan Broders involved for North Iowa.
Broders will need medical attention.
Still trying to sort out the penalties here.
Takedown happened in the corner of the Bulls' offensive zone. Punches thrown. Broders also will get a 10 minute misconduct the way it looks.
North Iowa leads 2-1 after one.
No love lost as the teams leave the ice.
North Iowa holds a 15-10 shot advantage after one period. Twin Cities had the first seven shots on goal in the period.
Broders was ejected at the end of the period for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Second period underway, North Iowa with an early shot on goal.
North Iowa still leads 2-1 with 17:30 to play in the second period.
Another scuffle, this time in front of Matt Bartels.