In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the Chicago Junior Bulldogs escaped with a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Jr. Blues.
No lead was more than one goal during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Matt Blaszkiewicz at 18:26 of the third period.
In the losing effort, St. Louis was paced by Adam Havener, who grabbed two goals. Havener scored the first of his two goals at 11:47 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Trevor Thornton assisted on the tally. Havener\’s next tally made the score 3-2 St. Louis with 2:27 left in the second period.
Chicago was led by Blaszkiewicz, who registered one goal.
The Junior Bulldogs\’ penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on three St. Louis power plays. Chicago kept the Jr. Blues\’ goalie busy throughout the game, and William Hindle made 34 saves on 38 shots.
Chicago additionally got points from Scott Coash Jr, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Chicago also had goals scored by Taylor Hamilton and Dane Kalas, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Chicago were Griffin Waters, Tyler Seltenriech, Michael Ellis, and Ryan Glennon, who contributed one each.
St. Louis\’ offense rang up 34 shots on the Junior Bulldogs\’ net.
Sam Harden recorded 31 saves for Chicago. The Junior Bulldogs incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. The Jr. Blues incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.