Unfriendly Welcome: Fighting Saints sweep Phantoms out of Clark Cup Playoffs


The Dubuque Fighting Saints got a comeback win in Game 2 of the Clark Cup Playoffs 3-2 in overtime, winning the series over the Youngstown Phantoms 2-0.

After the Phantoms turned the puck over in their own end, Willie Knierim deflected a shot from the point past Chad Veltri which game Dubuque the win.

Youngstown had a lead two different times in the game. The Phantoms scored first when Liam Robertson redirected a shot from the point into the back of the net to make it 1-0.

After the Fighting Saints tied it early in the 3rd period, Youngstown responded thanks to Matt DeMelis getting a stick on a shot that found it’s way in the back of the net.

Logan Pietila got the tying goal for the Fighting Saints with just over 5 minutes to go in the 3rd to setup the overtime heroics of Knierim.

Dubuque advances to the semifinals to face Muskegon.

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