Lake Erie scores twice in the third period to beat Houston 3-2. The Monsters managed only two wins on their seven game road trip. Ben Walter (1) opened the scoring for Lake Erie. After falling behind 2-1, the Monsters received third period goals from Greg Mauldin (3) and Matt Ford (4). The forwards were named the third and first stars of the game respectively.
John Grahame stopped 32 shots, earning his first win of the season. The Monsters return home to face the Manitoba Moose on Friday night.
Minnesota salvages a split, beats St Cloud State 2-1. Nate Condon fired two shots on net and was even for the game. He was penalized for hooking in the second period. Kent Patterson made 25 saves to win his second game of the season. He was named the third star of the game.