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St. Louis survives Peoria comeback, wins 4-2

St. Louis, which led by three goals at one point, survived a comeback attempt by Peoria and clinched a 4-2 victory.

St. Louis led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when St. Louis\’ Sam Maddox scored on the power play at 18:11 in the third period to put St. Louis up 5-2.

Peoria\’s power play was ineffective against St. Louis\’ penalty kill, which allowed one goal while shorthanded.

St. Louis was led by Frankie Cardinale, who grabbed one goal. Cardinale scored 10:52 into the third period to make the score 4-2 St. Louis. Alex Klaesner picked up the assist.

St. Louis\’ offense rang up 34 shots on Peoria\’s net.

St. Louis also got points from Frankie Melton, who also finished with one goal and one assist and Zach Mitchell, who also registered one goal and one assist. St. Louis also got a goal from Brian Schumacher as well. In addition, St. Louis received assists from Austin Dempski, who had one.

Peoria\’s offense operated below its season average. Peoria averages 6.0 goals per game. Peoria kept St. Louis\’ goalie busy throughout the game, and Zach Young made 33 saves on 35 shots. Peoria could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 34 minutes in penalties during the game.

Peoria was led by Chance Homerin, who had two goals. Homerin scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 9:44 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Peoria. Peoria had taken the advantage when St. Louis\’ Cardinale got sent off for slashing. Jason Hoehn provided the assist. Homerin\’s next tally on the power play made the score 2-1 Peoria with 2:37 left in the second period.

St. Louis incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with nine minors. Nic Piech rejected 30 shots on goal for Peoria.