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Koscielski leads St. Louis over Chicago, 5-2

The St. Louis Jr. Blues\’ Simon Koscielski had a big offensive game, scoring two goals and contributing one assist in his team\’s 5-2 win over the Chicago Junior Bulldogs.

Koscielski\’s tallies came on the power play at 16:09 into the second period to make the score 1-0 St. Louis and 19:28 into the second to make the score 2-0 St. Louis.

St. Louis pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 24 penalty minutes.

The Jr. Blues excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in 11 chances. St. Louis\’ offense rang up 36 shots on Chicago\’s net. The Jr. Blues got an offensive boost from their blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game.

St. Louis additionally got points from Tommy Heinzman, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Others who scored for St. Louis included Andrew Kovacich and Andrew Wingbermuehle, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for St. Louis were Tyler Opilka, Samuel Maddox, and Andrew McGlynn, who contributed one a piece and Mike Lozano and Alex Klaesner, who each chipped in two.

The Junior Bulldogs\’ offense operated below they season average. Chicago averages 4.2 goals per game. The Junior Bulldogs kept St. Louis\’ goalie busy throughout the game, and Billy Hindle made 31 saves on 33 shots.

Chicago was led by Toms Taurins, who registered one goal. Taurins scored 17:59 into the third period to make the score 4-2 St. Louis. Kyle Pierce provided the assist. Trevor Foley also scored for Chicago. In addition, Chicago received assists from Matt Blaszkiewicz and Henry Hearon, who contributed one a piece.

The Jr. Blues registered one goal on five power play opportunities. Michael Krch recorded 31 saves for the Junior Bulldogs. Chicago incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors.