A four-goal first period deficit cost St. Louis, which could not recover and fell to Metro, 7-3.
Jacob Drinkard had two goals and two assists to lead Metro. Drinkard scored the first of his two goals at 14 seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 Metro. Graham Day picked up the assist. Drinkard\’s next tally made the score 2-0 Metro with 8:13 left in the first period. Cam Schwartz assisted on the tally.
Metro\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on three St. Louis power plays. Metro kept St. Louis\’ goalie busy throughout the game, and Jacob Weatherly made 44 saves on 51 shots.
Metro additionally got points from Schwartz, who also finished with one goal and two assists. Metro also had goals scored by Kevin Shand, who had two and Stefan Boskovic and Devin Kelly, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Metro were Chase Sereno and Jason Recchia, who contributed one each and Mathias Tellstrom and Matt Dempsey, who each chipped in two.
St. Louis forced Metro goalie Austin Kane to work between the pipes, taking 34 shots.
Metro\’s Kane stopped 31 shots out of the 34 that he faced. Metro totaled 11 minutes in penalty time with three minors and one major and went 0-for-2 on the power play. St. Louis incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with three minors.