The first period was a close one for the River Lakes Boys Hockey Team in their game against the St. Michael-Albertville Knights. The River Lakes Stars would get a few good looks on offense but would play alot of defense. Goalie Bryan Skluzacek was impressive in net for the Stars. Senior forward Josh Engquist was great on offense which led to many breaks for the Stars.
The Stars took a one goal deficit into the period and tried to work their way out of it. Josh Engquist started out hot and got a great breakaway goal to tie it up. The guys would be tested defensively once again. Forward Alex Najokas had a tough period and didn't get a penalty called in his favor when it could have.
The final period both teams would come out of the locker room ready to be physical Alex Najokas would get the gate with a game misconduct and Fraley and company would step up their play. The checks became harder and everything almost came full circle. St. Michael, however, would get another goal to break the backs of the Stars in this game.