The Chicago Junior Bulldogs\’ Scott Coash Jr scored 1:26 into overtime to beat the Peoria Mustangs, 5-4 (OT).
Chicago overcame a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. The Junior Bulldogs trailed 4-2 after a goal by Peoria\’s Andrew Scofield at 19:08 in the second period. Chicago tied things up at 4-4 on a goal by Niko Moulakelis at 19:18 in the third period.
The Junior Bulldogs were led by Coash Jr, who had one goal.
Chicago stifled the Mustangs\’ power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Junior Bulldogs\’ offense rang up 31 shots on Peoria\’s net. Chicago got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game.
Chicago also got points from Matt Blaszkiewicz, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Matthew Adams, who also registered one goal and one assist, and Moulakelis, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Noah Carter also scored for Chicago. More assists for Chicago came via Michael Ellis, who had one.
The Junior Bulldogs were unable to stop the Mustangs from sending pucks towards the net, and Peoria eventually piled up 42 shots on goal.
Peoria additionally got points from Marshall Gevers, who also grabbed one goal and one assist and Austin Wisely, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Peoria also got a goal from Clayton Layne as well. In addition, Peoria received assists from Jack Power Wayvon, who had one and Kai Barber and Andrej Buchko, who contributed two each.
Sam Harden rejected 38 shots on goal for Chicago. The Junior Bulldogs incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Ross Lipic recorded 26 saves for the Mustangs. Peoria incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.