The Sting Rays and Aces played a tight game that saw the Aces hang on to win 5-4. The Aces took a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Ferris Kritzer and Gavin Frost. The Sting Rays cut that lead to one goal with 6:08 left in the period on a goal by Tyler McDuffie and tied the game at 2-2 when Erik LaFlamme scored with 2:40 left in the first period. The Aces took a 3-2 lead with 17:02 left in the second period on a goal by Delaney Zerfass and went up 4-2 less than three minutes later when Frost scored his second goal of the night. The Sting Rays again cut the lead to one goal when Chandler Odell scored with 7:35 left in the second period. The Aces opened up a two-goal lead when Jackson Fox scored with 16:53 left in the third period, but the Sting Rays answered with 11:34 left in the period on another goal by Odell to cut the Aces’ lead to 5-4. The Sting Rays pressed hard on the power play in the last 1:44 of regulation but were unable to tie it up before the buzzer. The Sting Rays’ Madison Natter had three assists in the game. Shots on goal were Sting Rays 42, Aces 32.