La Crosse scored four times in a span of less than seven minutes, covering late in the first period and early in the second, as the Freeze shut out the Rochester Ice Hawks 5-0 at the Rochester Recreation Center on Friday.
The Freeze outshot the Ice Hawks 47-13. Bailey Schmitz (18 saves) and Drew Schenkenberg (24 saves) split time in goal for Rochester.
Will Graves had a 13-save shutout for the Freeze. Tyler Briley recorded a hat trick, while Hunter Dolan and Red Wing native Dylan Goggin scored once each.
The Freeze and the Ice Hawks play again at 8 p.m. tonight at the Rec Center.