The RoughRiders traveled to Des Moines and defeated the Buccaneers Friday night by a score of 4-2.
Andrei Bakanov struck first at 13 minutes into the first period to take a 1-0 lead. Aidan McDonough scored with 5 minutes left in the first period to extend the lead to 2-0.
Des Moines scored twice in the 2nd period to tie it up 2-2. Jack O’Leary scored with 45 seconds left in the second to give the Riders a 3-2 lead.
Jason Polin closed scoring with an empty net goal setting the final score at 4-2.
Photo Credit: Rick Boots Photography