The game between the Peoria Mustangs and the St. Louis Jr. Blues was tight through all 60 minutes, but in the end Peoria emerged with a 4-3 win.
Each team kept the other at bay throughout the game, and Austin Ziakas secured the win for the Mustangs with a goal in the third period.
Peoria racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with nine minors and one major for 33 minutes in penalty time. The Mustangs surpassed its season average of 18.0 penalty minutes per game. St. Louis was unable to stop Peoria from sending pucks towards the net, and the Mustangs eventually piled up 36 shots on goal.
Peoria also had goals scored by Sam Turner, Andrew Scofield, and Thomas Kolaz, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Peoria were Blake Ortman, who had two and Levi Armstrong, Brennan Anderson, and Joshua Hart, who each chipped in one.
The Jr. Blues\’ offense rang up 63 shots on Peoria\’s net.
St. Louis was led by Andrew McGlynn, who had one goal and two assists. McGlynn scored on the power play 13:01 into the second period to make the score 3-2 St. Louis. The Jr. Blues had gained a power play chance when Hart was whistled for tripping. Simon Koscielski assisted on the tally. Others who scored for St. Louis included Adam Roeder and Mike Lozano, who each put in one. More assists for St. Louis came via Andrew Kovacich, who had one.
Marc Hayton rejected 60 shots on goal for the Mustangs. Peoria registered three goals on six power play opportunities. For the Mustangs, Ziakas was ejected from the game. Cooper Cothran made 32 saves for St. Louis on 36 shots. The Jr. Blues incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.