PEORIA, Ill. -- The Columbus Cottonmouths fell to Peoria 3-2 on Friday night.
Peoria's Tyler Amburgey scored just 40 seconds into the game for a 1-0 lead.
Columbus' Dan Bremner tied the game at the 12:20 mark of the first period, Chris Bailer and Levi Lind had the assists.
Garrett Vermeersch gave Peoria the lead for good with a goal at 15:11 of the first period. Taylor Larsen scored the only goal of the second period at 7:46 to give Peoria a 3-1 lead.
Columbus' Jordan Draper scored 15 second into the final period.
Andrew Loewen stopped 23 of 26 shots in goal for Columbus.
The two teams were scheduled to play again Saturday night.