St. Louis rolls over Battle Creek, 8-1

Jan 12, 2014

The St. Louis Jr. Blues were firing on all cylinders against the Battle Creek Revolution, and when the final buzzer sounded Jr. Blues emerged with an 8-1 win.

St. Louis got the win thanks to a great game by Jiri Turbacik, who had one goal and three assists. Turbacik scored 16:45 into the first period to make the score 3-0 St. Louis. Andrew Wingbermuehle assisted on the tally.

The Jr. Blues\’ offense rang up 70 shots on Battle Creek\’s net. St. Louis bested its season scoring average. This season, the Jr. Blues average 4.3 goals per contest. St. Louis had trouble converting on the power play advantage, managing just one goal on 11 chances. The Jr. Blues got an offensive boost from their blueliners, who contributed three goals during the game.

St. Louis also got points from Kyle Meeh, who also registered one goal and one assist, Cameron McAtee, who also finished with one goal and one assist, Andrew Kovacich, who also grabbed one goal and two assists, and Andrew McGlynn, who also tallied one goal and one assist. St. Louis also had goals scored by Alexander Turin, Kevin Gregory, and Jake Wynd, who scored one goal each. More assists for St. Louis came via Zane OBryan and Adam Havener, who each chipped in one.

The the Revolution penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled 12 minors and one major for 39 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 20.0 minutes per game Battle Creek had been spending in the box.

St. Louis\’ Cooper Cothran stopped 20 shots out of the 21 that he faced. The Jr. Blues ended with 17 minutes in penalty time with six minors and one major. Nathan Mortland rejected 62 shots on goal for the Revolution. Battle Creek registered one goal on five power play opportunities.