The St. Louis Jr. Blues allowed the La Crosse Freeze to net four goals during the second period and fell, 7-2.
La Crosse was led by Augusts Veidenbaums, who grabbed one goal and one assist. Veidenbaums scored 1:46 into the second period to make the score 3-1 La Crosse. Jace Cseter provided the assist.
The Freeze forced St. Louis\’ netminders to work in net, taking 46 shots and forcing 39 saves. William Hindle made 24 stops and Cooper Cothran made 15. La Crosse excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. The Freeze surpassed their usual scoring output this season. La Crosse averages 3.4 goals per game.
La Crosse additionally got points from Cseter, who also finished with one goal and two assists and Taylor Trapp, who also registered one goal and one assist. La Crosse also had goals scored by Christian Cuozzo, Jake Lipski, Jack Sterne, and Hunter Smith, who each put in one. In addition, La Crosse received assists from Hunter Dragosh, Blake Olinyk, Daniel Toycen, Ben Henderson, and Ethan Stafford, who each chipped in one and Jared Bromberg and Anthony Miller, who contributed two each.
The Jr. Blues were helped by Sam Maddox, who had one goal. Maddox scored short handed 5:03 into the first period to make the score 1-0 St. Louis. St. Louis played down a man on Palagrino Alec\’s slashing. Andrew Wingbermuehle picked up the assist. St. Louis also got a goal from Daniel Dunaway as well. Other players who recorded assists for St. Louis were Alex Klaesner, who had one.
The Freeze\’s Andrew Wagner stopped 24 shots out of the 26 that he faced. La Crosse incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with four minors. The Jr. Blues incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.