Atlanta, which found itself down a man often, weathered Alexandria's power play opportunities and emerged with a 4-1 victory.
Atlanta was led by Kyle Rimbach, who tallied one goal. Rimbach scored on the power play 2:41 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Atlanta. Atlanta had gotten the advantage when Alexandria's Mason Hautala was sent off for slashing. Alex Johanson picked up the assist.
Atlanta excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in eight chances.
Atlanta additionally got points from Johanson, who also grabbed one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Atlanta also had goals scored byJack Cleaver and Ross Bartlett, who each put in one. More assists for Atlanta came via Jacob Roers, Riley Hummitsch, and Philip Pugliese, who each chipped in one.
Alexandria did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Alexandria puts an average of 3.3 pucks into the net per game.
Atlanta's Alekandr Zendejas stopped 18 shots out of the 19 that he faced. Atlanta incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Chance Kremer rejected 25 shots on goal for Alexandria. Alexandria incurred 20 minutes in penalty time with five minors.
“It was a good effort from our group, really proud of how we responded from our first game. Every game during these showcases are a different animal and we have to approach today with that mentality” said Head Coach Anthony Bohn.