The Twin City Steel tried their best to erase a three-goal deficit, but the St. Louis Jr. Blues would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 5-3.
St. Louis made the score 5-2 on a goal by Andrew Kovacich at 3:42 in the third period, and Twin City got as close as 5-3 when Chase Myers-Beck scored 7:22 into the third period.
The Jr. Blues were helped by Tommy Heinzman, who racked up one goal. Heinzman scored on the power play 19:59 into the second period to make the score 4-2 St. Louis. St. Louis earned a power play opportunity when Jordan Schwandt was put in the box for hooking. Zane OBryan assisted on the tally. St. Louis also got points from Andrew McGlynn, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Others who scored for St. Louis included Alexander Carlsson and Adam Havener, who scored one goal each. In addition, St. Louis received assists from Christian Argyros, Jiri Turbacik, and Jake Wynd, who contributed one a piece.
The Steel\’s offense rang up 44 shots on the Jr. Blues\’ net. Twin City found itself short handed often, totaling 28 penalty minutes and allowing four power plays.
More assists for Twin City came via Jace Childs, who had three and Mathias Ahman, Isaac Hale, and Calvin Miska, who each chipped in one.
St. Louis\’ Billy Hindle stopped 41 shots out of the 44 that he faced. The Jr. Blues incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors. Jordan Moran rejected 23 shots on goal for the Steel. Twin City registered one goal on four power play opportunities.