In the first period, Oleg Yevenko opened the scoring on a slap shot that found the back of the net 5:16 into the game. JP Burkemper and Nate Schmidt assisted on the goal. Less than two minutes later the Force would get an awkward bounce on a shot from Garrett Allen from behind the net that went off Tri-City goalie Carsen Chubak's skate and found the net (Matt Leitner got an assist on the play). For the third Force goal, Nate Schmidt was able to get a breakaway opportunity coming out of the box after serving a hooking penalty. Schmidt would capitalize on that opportunity scoring on Chubak and extending the Force lead to 3-0 (Nate Condon with the assist). Tri-City answered on the power play 18 seconds later with a goal from Kenny Brooks to make it 3-1. Corey Leivermann would cap off the scoring in the first period on a feed from Chase Grant and Brian Cooper. The Force took the lead going into the 3rd up 4-1.
The Force would score their second shorthanded goal of the game on a 2 on 1 opportunity between Matt Leitner and Johnnie Searfoss. Johnnie Searfoss buried the goal assisted by Matt Leitner and Marek Hrbas.
Tri-City would net the only goal in the third period and the Force capped off their weekend with a 5-2 win over the Storm. Ryan Massa was stellar in net stopping 44 shots for the Force. Carsen Chubak stopped 21/26 shots for Tri-City.
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