Behind a great game by Tommy Heinzman, who had two goals and one assist, the St. Louis Jr. Blues defeated the West Michigan Wolves, 3-1.
Heinzman scored on the power play at 17:43 into the second period to make the score 2-0 St. Louis and again while 19:25 into the third to make the score 3-1 St. Louis.
St. Louis\’ Brendan Shuck was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 33 saves and let only one puck past him. Despite the solid performance, Shuck will actually see his goals against average rise, as it stood at 1.0 entering the contest.
The Jr. Blues\’ penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five West Michigan power plays.
St. Louis also got a goal from Daniel Dunaway as well. More assists for St. Louis came via Trevor Thornton, Zane OBryan, Chris Brown, and Andrew Wingbermuehle, who each chipped in one.
West Michigan\’s offense rang up 34 shots on St. Louis\’ net.
The Wolves were led by Taylor Burdorf, who scored the team\’s only goal. Burdorf scored 17:31 into the third period to make the score 2-1 St. Louis. Devin Farkas provided the assist.
The Jr. Blues incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. West Michigan\’s Hunter Vorva stopped 20 shots out of the 22 that he faced. The Wolves incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors.