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Ice Hawks Blasted

Postbulletin January 27, 2017

Lumberjacks chop down Ice Hawks

Granite City got off to a fast start and never took its foot off the gas in an 8-1 North American 3 Hockey League victory against the Rochester Ice Hawks on Friday at the Rochester Recreation Center.

 The Lumberjacks (23-5-6 overall) scored four first-period goals, then outshot Rochester 36-5 over the final two periods, including 5-0 in the third.

Granite City led 4-1 after one period and 5-1 after two. It was led by Braden Altena and Chase Di Bari, who each scored two goals. Spencer Nelson added three assists.

Skylar Watt scored the lone goal for Rochester (7-27-1), his 10th of the season, with assists from Willie Meyer and Austyn Renn.

The Ice Hawks play at Granite City tonight at 7:30 p.m. and at La Crosse at 2 p.m. Sunday.