Justin Edwards tallied one point to lead the La Crosse Freeze to a 7-3 victory over the St. Louis Jr. Blues.
La Crosse forced St. Louis\’ netminders to work in net, getting 46 shots and forcing 39 saves. William Hindle made 33 stops and Cooper Cothran made six. The Freeze put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Jr. Blues to score on any of their four power plays. La Crosse\’s goal total was higher than its season average. The Freeze have scored at the pace of 3.3 goals per game during the current campaign.
La Crosse also got points from Ben Henderson, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. La Crosse also had goals scored by Jace Cseter, who had two and Jake Lipski, Jack Sterne, and Zach Lawson, who scored one goal each. In addition, La Crosse received assists from Anthony Miller, who had one and Jared Bromberg and Taylor Trapp, who each chipped in two.
St. Louis was helped by Franky Melton, who racked up one goal. Melton scored 10:12 into the first period to make the score 3-2 La Crosse. Zeth OBryan picked up the assist. St. Louis additionally got points from Adam Havener, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. St. Louis also got a goal from Trevor Thornton as well. More assists for St. Louis came via Brogan Walters and Alex Klaesner, who contributed one each.
La Crosse\’s Cameron Scheuren stopped 25 shots out of the 28 that he faced. The Freeze incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with four minors. The Jr. Blues incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with two minors.