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Dunaway’s goals lift St. Louis to 8-5 victory over Evansville

Daniel Dunaway had two goals to lead St. Louis to an 8-5 victory over Evansville.

Dunaway scored at 5:53 into the third period to make the score 5-4 St. Louis and again while 6:30 into the third to make the score 6-4 St. Louis.

St. Louis forced Evansville goalie Adam Conkling to work between the pipes, taking 58 shots.

St. Louis also got points from CJ Nitchen, who also registered one goal and one assist, Sam Maddox, who also racked up two goals and one assist to lead the team in points, and Eduard Rumyantsev, who also tallied one goal and one assist. St. Louis also had goals scored by Joe Nolan and Ezekiel Estrada, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for St. Louis were Ryan Reader, who had two and Dominic Caito, Tomas Loeffelman, and Austin Dempski, who contributed one each.

Evansville outdid its season average for goals scored. Evansville averages 2.3 goals per game.

Evansville was helped by Brandon Rozema, who had two goals. Rozema scored the first of his two goals at 1:17 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Evansville. Zach Faith picked up the assist. Rozema\’s next tally made the score 3-3 with 11:08 left in the second period. Faith provided the assist. Evansville additionally got points from Michael Kelley, who also registered one goal and one assist. Evansville also got a goal from Jon Grimm as well. In addition, Evansville received assists from Kyle Nikles, who had one and Nick Luke and Brian Crink, who contributed two each.

Ian Dvorak made 17 saves before being replaced by Zach Young, who took the win and made six saves. St. Louis incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Adam Conkling made 50 saves for Evansville on 58 shots. Evansville incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors.