Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Minnesota Flying Aces defeated the Chicago Junior Bulldogs in a shootout 3-2 (2-1 SO).
The Flying Aces overcame a one-goal deficit to capture the victory. Minnesota trailed 2-1 after a goal by the Junior Bulldogs\’ Jarret Walt at 8:35 in the second period. The Flying Aces tied things up at 2-2 on a goal by Gullickson at 38 seconds in the third period.
Chicago was unable to stop Minnesota from sending pucks towards the net, and the Flying Aces eventually piled up 35 shots on goal.
The Junior Bulldogs did not reach the goal total they have come to expect this season. Chicago averages 4.2 goals per game. The Junior Bulldogs forced Minnesota goalie Jaxson Gosnell to work between the pipes, taking 48 shots.
The Flying Aces\’ Gosnell stopped 46 shots out of the 48 that he faced. Minnesota incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Michael Paku rejected 32 shots on goal for Chicago. The Junior Bulldogs incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.