The Sting Rays and Aces competed in a fast-paced, high-scoring game that saw the Aces defeat the Sting Rays 12-7. The Aces took a 4-0 lead in the first period with two goals by Josiah Martinez and goals by Gavin Frost and Nathan Salazar. Chandler O’Dell put the Sting Rays on the board when he scored with 5:37 left in the first period. The Aces opened the second period with a goal by Gus Komarek before the Sting Rays scored three consecutive goals (Braeden Blosousky, Erik LaFlamme, and Kane Eanes) to cut the Aces’ lead to 5-4 with 9:29 left in the period. With the Sting Rays recent history of coming from behind, the Aces went right back to work and added two more goals in the second (Salazar and Cameron Smalley) to take a 7-4 lead going into the third period. The Aces took a 9-4 lead on goals by Komarek and Martinez (hat trick) but the Sting Rays refused to die and fought back with three consecutive goals (two by Kane Eanes for the hat trick and one by Blosousky) to cut the Aces’ lead to 9-7 with 5:55 left in regulation. The Aces answered again with three goals in the last three and a half minutes of the game (Komarek for the hat trick, Martinez, and Smalley) for the final score of 12-7. Shots on goal were Sting Rays 39, Aces 64.