Force win 5-3 in Chicago

The Force made sure that an early Chicago goal wasn't going to haunt them like it did in their last two games after losing to Sioux Falls 5-0 and Green Bay 5-2 after they scored early goals on their way to defeating the Force.  This game had a similar beginning but a different result as the Force were able to overcome an early deficit to defeat the Steel 5-3.

Ryan Massa proved tonight that he is able to rebound from bad games just fine after getting pulled following the 1st period Friday night upon giving up 3 goals on 15 shots.  The Force netminder turned away 37 out of 40 Chicago Steel shots en route to the victory.

Colten St. Clair started the scoring for the Force early in the first period to tie the game at 1-1.  Fargo pulled ahead 2-1 on a goal by Fargo's scoring leader, Matt Leitner.  Leitner was assisted by Force captain Chase Grant on the play.  Chicago was able to tie it 2-2 to end the period knotted up.

Nate Condon made it 3-2 with his 12th goal in 13 games.  The newest addition to the Force blue line, Marek Hrbas assisted along with Corey Leivermann.  Chicago proved to be resilient as they would tie it once again to end the 2nd period 3-3.

Garrett Allen scored 31 seconds into the 3rd period with Condon picking up his 2nd point of the night on an assist.  Former Grafton-Park River Spoiler, Chad Demers would also add an assist on the eventual game winning goal.  Luke Sandler was able to provide the Force with some insurance on his 1st career USHL goal with an assist going to Joe Rehkamp.

Fargo is back in action Wednesday, December 16 against Des Moines at the Urban Plains Center.


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