The Peoria Mustangs' offense had a big night, peppering the Lansing Wolves with 27 shots throughout the game. The Peoria Mustangs took the lead before the halfway point in the second on a goal from Jack Radley.
Wes Straker chipped in with 2 goals and Bret Bauer did his part, adding 3 assists. Brendan Smith delivered for his team with 2 goals and Jacob Redman contributed with 2 assists.
In the first, Swearingen opened the scoring for Peoria with a goal at 3:07 with helpers from Bauer and Layne. Smith answered for the Wolves with a goal at 18:23 with helpers from Forman and Redman.
During the second, Straker answered for the Mustangs with a goal at 5:43 with assists from Ulrich and Bauer. Radley netted what turned out to be the game winning goal at 8:43 with helpers from teammates Keil and Ulrich. Smith answered for Lansing with a goal at 18:24 with assists from Forman and Redman.
In the third period, Straker answered for Peoria with a goal at 17:54 with a helper from his linemate Bauer. Hay quickly followed with a goal at 18:25.
The Mustangs’ victory was in no doubt helped out by Meyer’s big night as he stopped 35 of the 37 shots he faced. On the other hand, Meyer’s counterpart, Ignatovich, and the Wolves’ defense had a rough outing stopping only 22 of 26 shots.
This win brings the Peoria Mustangs’ record to (20-17-1-1).