Wisconsin 4 @ Chicago 5 – Despite being outshot 61-29, the Bulldogs got 57 saves from Joey Garapolo in a 5-4 win. Chicago was up 3-2 after two periods, but Wisconsin had taken a 4-3 lead in the 3rd period on goals from Zack Johnson and Kaleb Morley. However, two goals in the final eight minutes from Vince Bartkowiak and Toms Taurins gave Chicago the win. Mitch Riese and Ryan Martin had the other goals for the Whalers, while Ryan Maksimovic, Luke Morin and Jeremy Szczurek scored for the Bulldogs.
Minnesota Flying Aces 3 @ Chicago Bulldogs 2 (SO) – Minnesota and Chicago both scored two goals during regulation on Saturday night. The two Minnesota goals came from Blake Anderson and AJ Gullickson. The two Chicago goals came from Max Piper and Jarret Walt. No goals came from either teams in the overtime period sending the teams into a shootout. The first shootout goal came from Chicago’s Joy Mavrin. But, then Minnesota capitalized with two back to back shootout goals from AJ Gullickson and Anthony Martinez securing the shootout win.
Minnesota Flying Aces 4 @ Chicago Bulldogs 5 (OT) – Minnesota scored the first four goals of the game. Nick Tolin and Bradee Thompson scoring in the 1st period and Anthony Martinez and another goal from Nick Tolin coming in the late 2nd period. Chicago’s first goal of the night came with less than one minute remaining in the 2nd period from Matt Kostopoulos. Chicago came right back with three more goals within the first 8 minutes of the 3rd period from Toms Taurins, Ryan Maksimovic, and Matt Kostopoulos scoring his second goal of the night. With the game tied at 4-4 both defenses held as the 3rd period closed out sending the game into overtime. Chicago secured the 5-goal comeback win with an overtime goal from Jeremy Szczurek.
The Wisconsin Whalers return to Canlan Ice Sports Romeoville to face the Bulldogs Friday night at 8 and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Wiscosin (42 pts) is tied with Cincinnatti for fourth place in the Central Division and sits three points behind Chicago.