MASON CITY — One night removed from playing one of its most complete games in the past month, North Iowa fell victim to Peoria Saturday night in a 2-1 loss.
The Mustangs broke a scoreless tie when Braden Stewart tallied a goal 9 minutes, 8 seconds into the second period.
The Bulls knotted the game 1-1 2:57 into the third period when Tyler Bump, assisted by Josh Arnold and Jake Joyaux, beat Peoria goalie JT Kossakowski for a goal.
Peoria had its answer at the 6:33 mark with a goal by Austin Wisely.
With the goalie pulled and penalty by Peoria with less than 20 seconds to play, North Iowa couldn't capitalize on a 6-on-4 advantage to tie the game as time expired.
Bulls' goalie Seth Eisele stopped 22 of the 24 shots on goal he faced.
North Iowa wraps up its regular season today at 5 p.m. vs. La Crosse inside the North Iowa Ice Arena.