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West Michigan squeaks by Peoria, 4-2

In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the West Michigan Wolves escaped with a 4-2 victory over the Peoria Mustangs.

Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, and Dakota Ulmer\’s goal in the second period proved to be the difference maker.

Ulmer was all over the ice for West Michigan, as he had two goals in the win.

Others who scored for West Michigan included Josh Somers and Sean Smalley, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for West Michigan were Kyle Keeder, who had three and Michael Tratar, Tim Foley, and Ian Rolfsen, who contributed one each.

Peoria\’s offense operated below its season average. The Mustangs average 4.4 goals per game.

Peoria was led by Andrew Scofield, who tallied one goal and one assist. Scofield scored on the power play 2:46 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Peoria. The Mustangs earned a power play opportunity when Rolfsen was put in the box for checking from behind. Austin Wisely also scored for Peoria.

The Wolves\’ Kyler Patenaude stopped 25 shots out of the 27 that he faced. West Michigan totaled 25 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major and went 1-for-3 on the power play. Marc Hayton rejected 19 shots on goal for Peoria. The Mustangs totaled 25 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major and went 2-for-6 on the power play.