Hatton's big night helped the Jr. Blues crush the Jr. Thunderbolts 8-3

Jack Hatton had a big night with 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists) as the St. Louis Jr. Blues crushed the Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts 8-3 in a home game at Affton Ice Rink in St. Louis. Moreover, the St. Louis Jr. Blues' offense had a big night, peppering Evansville with 75 shots throughout the game. The St. Louis Jr. Blues took the lead before the halfway point in the second on a goal from Jack Hatton.

Ethan Dabbs delivered for his team with 2 goals and Jake Cox did his part, adding 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist). Austin Cody contributed with 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) and Brandon Rozema had a busy night with 2 assists.

During the first, Galaguzov opened the scoring for St. Louis with a goal at 4:30 with a helper from his linemate Hatton. Creekmur quickly followed with a goal at 4:38 with helpers from his linemates, Rozema and Cody. Cody netted a goal at 7:04 with assists from Joensson and Fennell. Scott put in a goal at 13:29 with helpers from his linemates, Cody and Rozema. Cox quickly followed with a goal at 13:54 with assists from his teammates Hatton and Mcatee.

In the second period, Dabbs scored a goal at 3:26 with a helper from fellow Jr. Blues forward Papa. Hatton netted what turned out to be the game winning goal at 10:26 with an assist from Cox. Shively put in a goal at 18:43 with helpers from Dunaway and Capkovic.

In the third period, Dabbs deposited a goal at 6:00 with an assist from defenseman Caito. Cox quickly followed with a goal at 7:15 with helpers from his linemates, Hatton and Galaguzov. Hatton netted a goal at 14:02 with assists from Galaguzov and Mcatee.

St. Louis’ victory was in no doubt helped out by Smith’s big night as he stopped 30 of the 33 shots he faced. Smith’s counterpart, Barada, also had a big night, managing to stop 67 of 75, but ultimately fell short.

This win brings the St. Louis Jr. Blues’ record to (14-1-0-0).