St. Louis and Cincinnati were evenly matched throughout their contest, but St. Louis made the most of its opportunities and won, 6-4.
No lead was more than two goals during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Daniel Dunaway at 1:52 of the third period.
St. Louis kept Cincinnati\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Daniel Dolliver made 34 saves on 40 shots.
St. Louis was helped by Alex Klaesner, who registered two goals. Klaesner scored the first of his two goals at 4:44 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Cincinnati. Dominic Caito provided the assist. Klaesner\’s next tally made the score 3-3 with 14:27 left in the second period. Cameron McAtee picked up the assist. St. Louis also got points from Joe Nolan, who also tallied one goal and one assist. St. Louis also got a goal from Ezekiel Estrada as well. In addition, St. Louis received assists from Tomas Loeffelman, Sam Maddox, Frankie Cardinale, Frankie Melton, and Alex Werdmuller, who contributed one each.
Cincinnati was led by Taylor Hamilton, who finished with two goals. Hamilton scored the first of his two goals at 3:12 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Cincinnati. Nicholas Lupacchino assisted on the tally. Hamilton\’s next tally made the score 5-4 St. Louis with 12:00 left in the third period. Brenden Williams picked up the assist. Cincinnati also had goals scored by Kyle Kinnaman and Cobin Sanborn, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Cincinnati were Darcy Robinson, Grant Kiepper, Rory Callihan, Jacob Friedman, James Frantz, and Shawn Moody, who each chipped in one.
St. Louis\’ Zach Young stopped 24 shots out of the 28 that he faced. St. Louis incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Cincinnati incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.