The Toledo Cherokee's offense had a big night, peppering the Pittsburgh Vengeance with 29 shots throughout the game. The Toledo Cherokee took the lead before the halfway point in the third on a goal from Ben Hamilton. Alex Syring chipped in with 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) and Ej Gilbert did his part, adding 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists). Nicholas Lyon contributed with 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) and Austin Martz had a busy night with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).
During the first period, Polster opened the scoring for the Vengeance with a goal at 1:16 with helpers from teammates Lyon and Loebig.
In the second, Gilbert answered for the Cherokee with a goal at 2:25 with helpers from his linemates, Kwapich and Syring. Syring deposited a goal at 7:08 with assists from his linemates, Gilbert and Kwapich. Lyon answered for Pittsburgh with a goal at 17:26 with assists from his linemates, Dee and Martz.
In the third, Syring answered for Toledo with a goal at 6:31 with helpers from Kwapich and Hamilton. Snyder scored a goal at 13:28 with assists from his linemates, Kwapich and Gilbert. Hamilton quickly followed with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 14:10 with helpers from Kwapich and Snyder. Cummings answered for Pittsburgh with a goal at 16:19 with assists from Dee and Unger. Kwapich quickly followed with a goal at 17:53 with a helper from defenseman Smith. Martz quickly followed with a goal at 19:20 with assists from Cummings and Lyon.
Toledo’s victory was in no doubt helped out by Malkov’s big night as he stopped 25 of the 29 shots he faced. On the other hand, Malkov’s counterpart, Manousos, and Pittsburgh’s defense did not have such a great night allowing 6 goals in 29 shots.
This win brings the Toledo Cherokee’s record to (46-40-4-0)