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Dubuque Downs Madison 6-0

March 15, 2019 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Dubuque Fighting Saints News Release

The Fighting Saints knocked off the Madison Capitols 6-0 on Friday night with a complete performance. Riese Gaber scored twice and tallied an assist, Matias Maccelli had two points and Aaron Randazzo secured the first shutout of the season for Dubuque. The Fighting Saints won their third Friday night game in a row.

-Randazzo, who hadn't started a game in over a month was solid through two periods and then had to make a few big stops late to preserve the shutout. Randazzo made 19 stops to win his eighth of the season.

-Matias Maccelli surpassed 60 points with a goal and an assist. Maccelli wasn't the most dynamic forward, but he sure made his presence felt. Maccelli scored his 26th goal of the season in the first period to give Dubuque a 4-0 lead at the time.

-With a point in the game, Willie Knierim moved in to a tie for fifth all time in Fighting Saints scoring. Zach Solow and Knierim are tied with 94 career points.

-Oliver David secured his 50th USHL win at the helm of the Fighting Saints. David's first win came in 2017 against Waterloo. So far he has led the Fighting Saints to 24 wins this season. David has the Fighting Saints playing some of their best hockey late in the season.

-Madison failed to win back to back games as they remain stuck in that rut. Madison won their game before this 6-3 against CR. The Capitols looked flat for most of the game and didn't play their normal stingy defensive game.

-Dallas Tulik had a two-point game for Dubuque and was a big time force in the first period. Tulik has had a quiet offensive season for Dubuque, but he was on the puck tonight. Tulik now has eight points this season for Dubuque.

-Five Fighting Saints tallied two-point nights. Dylan and Ty Jackson, Gaber, Maccelli and Tulik all factored in to the scoring multiple times as the Fighting Saints roared to an early lead and cruised to the victory.

-The four goals scored in the first period were the most in a single period for the Fighting Saints this season. Dubuque's three goals in a minute and 34 seconds were also the quickest they have scored three goals this season.

-With the win, Dubuque remains in sixth. Team USA won one of their two games and the Fighting Saints were unable to gain ground. However, they did play one of their most complete games all season and will take on a stumbling Chicago team tomorrow night in Geneva, Illinois.

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