The first penalty of the game came with 15:19 left in the period and it was against Reading. Oullette was called for delay of game. Goulbourne served the penalty and Cincinnati capitalized with 14:57 left in the period to take a 1-0 lead. Goal by Knowdel with assists to Ryan and Yogan.
No further penalties or scoring so score remained 1-0 Cincinnati after 1st period. Shots on goal 11-7 Royals.
Some pushing and shoving took place after whistle was blown.