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Fighting Saints fall just short, series tied with Bloomington

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

The Dubuque Fighting Saints nearly erased a 3-0 deficit, but fell just short falling 4-3 to Bloomington in the Eastern Conference Finals. The loss ties the best of 5 series at one game apiece.

Bloomington built a 3-0 edge in the first two periods behind goals from Patrick Curry, Jake Slaker, and Mitchell Mattson. Dubuque finally mounted a charge in  the third as both Michael O'Leary and Mitchell Smith both lit the lamp to pull the Fighting Saints within one. The Thunder, however, countered with a tally from Blake Gover which would turn out to be the game winning goal.

Game 3 moves to Bloomington on Friday night.

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