Cory Kettler lifted the St. Louis Jr. Blues to an 11-0 victory with a hat trick against the Battle Creek Revolution.
Kettler notched his first tally 1:03 into the first period. He then added goals at 14:43 into the first and at 11:18 into the second.
St. Louis gained an early advantage, leading 5-0 by the end of the first period.
The Jr. Blues stifled Battle Creek\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. St. Louis was steadier on the defensive front than it has been for much of this season. The Jr. Blues allow 2.7 goals per game. St. Louis kept the Revolution\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Zach Kooi made 27 saves on 38 shots. The Jr. Blues outdid their season average for goals scored. St. Louis averages 4.2 goals per game. The Jr. Blues got an offensive boost from their blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game.
St. Louis also got points from Cameron McAtee, who also registered one goal and two assists, Tommy Heinzman, who also tallied one goal and three assists, and Alexander Carlsson, who also racked up one goal and two assists. Others who scored for St. Louis included Alexander Turin, Chris Brown, Christian Argyros, maxwell cobb, and Alex Klaesner, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for St. Louis were Zane OBryan, Kevin Gregory, Andrew Kovacich, Mike Lozano, Jake Wynd, and Steven Farina, who each chipped in one.
Billy Hindle made 17 saves for St. Louis on 17 shots. The Jr. Blues incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Battle Creek incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.