FARGO — Cody Monds scored on an assist from Austin Wong at 2:34 of overtime and the first-place Fargo Force defeated Des Moines 3-2 on Saturday in a USHL game at Scheels Arena.

The game-winner was Monds' second of the game and fifth of the season. The Force trailed 2-1 late in regulation but the Force's Nick Strom scored at 18:22 of the third to send the game into overtime.

The Force improved to 15-7-2 in the Western Conference and lead the Omaha Lancers by six points.

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