Twin City tried to dig itself out of a four-goal hole, but St. Louis held on for a 5-4 victory.
Melton had two goals to lead St. Louis to victory.
St. Louis stifled Twin City\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. St. Louis forced Twin City goalie Nathan Siclovan to work between the pipes, taking 38 shots.
St. Louis also got points from Tomas Loeffelman, who also had one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for St. Louis included Ezekiel Estrada and Alex Klaesner, who each put in one. More assists for St. Louis came via CJ Nitchen, Daniel Dunaway, Alex Werdmuller, Austin Dempski, and Joe Nolan, who contributed one each.
Twin City put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow St. Louis to score on any of its three power plays. St. Louis was unable to stop Twin City from sending pucks towards the net, and Twin City eventually piled up 33 shots on goal.
Twin City also had goals scored by Jared Erickson and Alex Egle, who scored one goal each. In addition, Twin City received assists from Zackary Taylor, Paul Stehr, Yannick Zehnder, and Jay Paul, who each chipped in one and Luc Kreuser and Bennett Witta, who contributed two each.
Zach Young made 29 saves for St. Louis on 33 shots. St. Louis incurred 20 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Siclovan recorded 33 saves for Twin City. Twin City incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with four minors.