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St. Louis uses early goal to top Twin City, 4-2

The St. Louis Jr. Blues beat the Twin City Steel, 4-2, in a contest where the winning goal was scored in the first period but the game remained close throughout.

Andrew Kovacich provided St. Louis with the game-winning tally when he scored 4:44 into the the first period. Mike Lozano provided the assist.

Lozano had two goals and one assist to lead the Jr. Blues. Lozano scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 19:48 into the second period to make the score 3-1 St. Louis. St. Louis had gained a power play chance when Calvin Miska was whistled for unsportsmanlike conduct. Christian Argyros picked up the assist. Lozano\’s next tally on the power play made the score 4-2 St. Louis with 13 seconds left in the third period.

The Jr. Blues\’ offense rang up 39 shots on Twin City\’s net.

More assists for St. Louis came via Kyle Meeh, who had one.

The Steel were led by Jace Childs, who registered one goal and one assist. Childs scored short handed 13:28 into the second period to make the score 2-1 St. Louis. A delay of game call on Jerod Sabaska put Twin City on the penalty kill. Mathias Ahman provided the assist. Chase Myers-Beck also scored for Twin City. In addition, Twin City received assists from Zach Randell, who had one.

St. Louis\’ Cooper Cothran stopped 24 shots out of the 26 that he faced. The Jr. Blues incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors. Jordan Moran made 35 saves for the Steel on 38 shots. Twin City incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.