Two newcomers to the Force line-up - Cody Monds and Aaron Huglen staked Fargo to the a 2-0 1st period lead and 26 saves from goaltender Brennan Boynton helped the Force come away with a 3-1 road win in Omaha tonight.
Cody Monds got things going for the visitors, with a rocket wrister from the slot. It was his second goal in his second game with the Force. Monds was set up by Jeremy Davidson, Fargo’s team leader in assists (18), and Aaron Huglen. A little over two minutes later Huglen fired in a goal of his own off a rebounded shot from Jake Braccini. Period one ended with a 2-0 Fargo lead; they also outshot the opposing Lancers 8-4.
Period two saw a goal from each team. The first came from Lancer Michael Cameron that cut the Fargo lead down to one. However, one was the smallest that spread would get. Shortly after, Matt Crasa regained the 2 goal Fargo lead. Tristan Broz circled around the Omaha zone and found Crasa open in the slot, extending the Fargo lead to 3-1. The Lancers outshot the Force in the second 12-4 but Boynton was rock solid in the net, allowing only the one goal.
There was no scoring in the third although once again the Lancers outshot Fargo, this time 11-4. The Force improve to 13-3-2 with a league leading 28 points. They’re back on the road again tomorrow, this time to Sioux City to take on the Musketeers in an afternoon matchup. Puck drop at 3:05 PM.