The West Michigan Wolves had a three-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 7-3 win over the St. Louis Jr. Blues.
Josh Somers had two goals to lead West Michigan to victory. Somers scored at 9:43 into the first period to make the score 2-0 West Michigan and again while 1:31 into the second to make the score 4-0 West Michigan.
The Wolves\’ offense rang up 31 shots on St. Louis\’ net. West Michigan\’s goal total was higher than its season average. This season, the Wolves average 3.2 goals per contest. West Michigan could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 44 minutes in penalties during the game.
West Michigan also got points from Michael Tratar, who also racked up two goals and one assist to lead the team in points, Dakota Ulmer, who also finished with one goal and one assist, and Sean Smalley, who also registered one goal and one assist. West Michigan also got a goal from Benjamin Sera as well. In addition, West Michigan received assists from Zack Lloyd, Corey Siwula, Brandon Mezuk, and Devin Farkas, who each chipped in one and Austin Buchholz, Taylor Burdorf, and Kyle Keeder, who contributed two each.
The Jr. Blues could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 64 minutes in penalties during the game.
St. Louis was led by Andrew McGlynn, who tallied two goals. McGlynn scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 6:00 into the second period to make the score 4-1 West Michigan. The Jr. Blues earned a power play opportunity when Siwula was put in the box for slashing. Alex Klaesner assisted on the tally. McGlynn\’s next tally on the power play made the score 4-2 West Michigan with 13:01 left in the second period. Andrew Bond provided the assist. Adam Havener also scored for St. Louis. Other players who recorded assists for St. Louis were Brian Schumacher and Sam Maddox, who each chipped in one.
The Wolves\’ Chase Stanford stopped 21 shots out of the 24 that he faced. West Michigan registered two goals on six power play opportunities. William Hindle rejected 24 shots on goal for St. Louis. The Jr. Blues registered two goals on six power play opportunities. St. Louis ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Klaesner was ejected from the game.