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Bulldogs split with Jr. Blues

Despite being shorthanded 10 times on Saturday, the Bulldogs pulled off a 5-3 victory over St. Louis. Their fortunes would be different the next day as the Jr. Blues scored four power play goals to win 7-4. 

SATURDAY

St. Louis 3 @ Chicago 5 – The Chicago Junior Bulldogs came close to giving away a three-goal lead to the St. Louis Jr. Blues, but did just enough to escape with a 5-3 victory. Chicago led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when the Junior Bulldogs' Ryan Maksimovic scored short handed at 15:15 in the second period to put Chicago up 4-1. Tyler Seltenriech was all over the ice for the Junior Bulldogs, as he finished with two goals in the win. Seltenriech's tallies came at 12:02 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Chicago and short handed 14:50 into the second to make the score 3-1 Chicago. Chicago additionally got points from Toms Taurins, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Maksimovic, who also racked up one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Chicago also got a goal from Niko Moulakelis as well. More assists for Chicago came via Henry Hearon, who had two and Scott Schroeder, Andrew Fattore, Matthew Adams, Dane Kalas, and Mike Holmes, who each chipped in one. St. Louis excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. The Junior Bulldogs were unable to stop the Jr. Blues from sending pucks towards the net, and St. Louis eventually piled up 38 shots on goal. The Jr. Blues were led by Alex Klaesner, who registered one goal and one assist. Klaesner scored on the power play 19:41 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Chicago. A unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Seltenriech had put St. Louis on the power play. Chris Brown assisted on the tally. St. Louis also had goals scored by Sam Maddox and Andrew McGlynn, who scored one goal each. In addition, St. Louis received assists from Adam Havener, who had one and Andrew Bond, who had three. Troy Pierce made 35 saves for Chicago on 38 shots. The Jr. Blues' William Hindle stopped 24 shots out of the 28 that he faced. 

SUNDAY

St. Louis 7 @ Chicago 4 – The Chicago Junior Bulldogs could not stop the St. Louis Jr. Blues' Andrew McGlynn, who tallied a hat trick in a 7-4 win. McGlynn got on the scoresheet 14:17 into the third period. He then added goals at 17:23 into the third and at 19:06 into the third. The Jr. Blues kept the Junior Bulldogs' goalie busy throughout the game, and Sam Harden made 37 saves on 44 shots. St. Louis' goal total was higher than its season average. The Jr. Blues have scored at the pace of 2.9 goals per game during the current campaign. St. Louis additionally got points from Adam Havener, who also registered one goal and two assists and Alex Klaesner, who also had one goal and two assists. Others who scored for St. Louis included Andrew Bond and Cameron McAtee, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for St. Louis were Sam Maddox, Kevin Laplante, and Brogan Walters, who contributed one each. Chicago forced St. Louis goalie Cooper Cothran to work between the pipes, taking 43 shots. Chicago was helped by Chris Fiordirosa, who grabbed one goal. Fiordirosa scored 9:21 into the third period to make the score 4-4. Scott Coash Jr picked up the assist. Chicago also got points from Tyler Seltenriech, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Ryan Maksimovic, who also registered one goal and one assist. Chicago also got a goal from Nick Rems as well. In addition, Chicago received assists from Andrew Fattore, Toms Taurins, Mike Holmes, and Ryan Glennon, who each chipped in one. Cothran rejected 39 shots on goal for the Jr. Blues.

UP NEXT: 

The Bulldogs will have a couple of weekends off before hosting West Michigan on January 23 and St. Louis on the 24th and 25th.