Chicago beats Peoria 8-2 as Coash Jr gets hat trick

A hat trick by Scott Coash Jr was the highlight in Junior Bulldogs\’ 8-2 win against the Peoria Mustangs.

Coash Jr got on the scoresheet 9:04 into the first period. He then added goals at 12:40 into the first and at 3:52 into the second.

The Chicago Junior Bulldogs forced Peoria goalie Ross Lipic to work between the pipes, taking 35 shots. Chicago outdid its season average for goals scored. The Junior Bulldogs have scored at the pace of 3.3 goals per game during the current campaign.

Chicago additionally got points from Dane Kalas, who also tallied two goals and two assists to lead the team in points, Henry Hearon, who also had one goal and one assist, and Niko Moulakelis, who also registered two goals and one assist. In addition, Chicago received assists from Matthew Adams, who had two and Toms Taurins, who had three.

The Mustangs kept Chicago\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Troy Pierce made 31 saves on 33 shots.

The Junior Bulldogs incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Lipic recorded 27 saves for Peoria. The Mustangs incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.