Team Illinois Defeats California in Opening Game of America’s Showcase

By Terry Stasica, Manager

America’s Showcase Game 1 recap: Illinois vs California

After placing first the last two years, Illinois started the 2015 America’s Showcase with a rematch of last years’ final game against California. This fast paced game had the scoring open at 5:40 of the first period with Illinois Brent Segvich netting an unassisted goal. California then scored at 14:29 of the first tying the game. The second period saw goals from Illinois ChristopherZhang (Alex Merritt, Brad Glass) 32 seconds in and Jake Cinarusti (Harrison Kohl, Gavin Proeh) at 9:47. Illinois put the game away in the third period with goals from Nick Pietro (Mike DeSalvo, Adam Czarnicki) at 4:12 then Mike Altobelli (Gavin Proeh, Brent Segvich) at 11:36. Final Score Illinois 5 California; Bradley Neal was in net for Illinois stopping 15 shots. Next up will be Indiana on Friday, April 10.

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