The Aces defeated the Minute Men 5-3 to even the matchup at one game each following the Minute Men’s 5-3 win over the Aces in their first meeting three weeks ago.
The Aces took a commanding 3-0 lead on goals by Chris Cowan, Jaxon Law, and Maddox Fox before the Minute Men got on the board when Side Show Bob scored with 5:11 left in the second period. The Minute Men’s Vlad Handjiev cut the Aces’ lead to 4-2 on his first goal of the season with 15:38 left in the third period. The Aces answered back with 6:50 left in the game on another goal by Fox with assists from Andrew Klingel and Gavin Frost, who had four assists in the game. The Minute Men closed out the scoring with 5:02 left in the game on a goal by George Brkljacic. The loss gives the Minute Men the first three game losing streak in FIHL history but the coach is not concerned and had this to say after the 5-3 loss, “We could easily be 4-0 at this point but we are being deliberate on making sure we are better prepared at game 25, then we are at game 5. We will be fine.” Shots on goal were Minute Men 39, Aces 39.