Blues Bounce Back with Fury

 

The first period started with Stew Bell dropping the gloves with Micah Ranum of the Chill.  I don’t know if Bell even threw a punch as he went down to the ice immediately.  Both players spent five minutes in the penalty box.  The pace of the game was much faster throughout the period as the Blues played with more energy and more aggressively in the period.  The Chill took a 1 – 0 lead at 10:19 on a goal by Tyler Klein, but Kyle Cook took a pass from Josef Pontach and put the puck past the Chill Goalie to tie the score at the 13:20 mark of the period.  The Blues play is “night and day” different from last night and they are pushing the puck up the ice with speed that wasn’t with them last night.  The Blues outshot the Chill 18 to 9 during the first period.

The second period was all Jr. Blues as Chris Sitler scored to start the action at the 7:55 mark.  Cookie was credited with the assist to Sitler.  Brett Skibba then scored at 10:36 unassisted.  That was not enough for the Blue and Gold as Radim Matus continued the scoring at 14:29 when he took a pass from Ben Kramer and fired the puck into the back of the net to make the score 4 – 1.  Skibba scored again at 17:44 with assists from Kevin Walters and Stew Bell.  Tyler Rehm dropped the gloves with Eric Swahn, and Swahn went down with a very bloody nose.  After two periods the Blues led after scoring five unanswered goals to make it 5 – 1 over the Chill.

Third period was all Blues again.  Ben Kramer took a pass from Kevin Walters and tickled the twine at the back of the net to make the score 6 – 1 at 4:18 of the third.  Kyle Cook took a pass from Brett “the Rifle” Skibba at 13:57 and scored the Blues seventh unanswered goal.  That ended the scoring and the final score was 7 – 1 Jr. Blues again just two games under .500 and back to five points ahead of the Chill.