Rapid City edges Denver in a shoot-out 3-2. AJ Gale and Troy Schwab had the regulation goals for the Cutthroats. However, Denver fell in the shoot-out 4-2. Kent Patterson made 36 saves for Denver in the game. The team enters 2013 with a record of 18-11-3.
Plymouth skates past Windsor 5-2. Each team recorded a power play goal. Garrett Meurs scored the power play goal for the Whalers late in the first period. He added a second goal, his 17th of the season, in the final frame. He had an assist as well for Plymouth and earned third star of the game honors. Michael Clarke was minus two for Windsor. The Spitfires have dropped six games in row.