The Jr. Blues came out in the first period with more energy than I’ve seen to now. Just eleven seconds into the game Jordan Johnson sent a pass to Cody Dixon who passed up ice to Nick Townes, and Bang! One quick goal for the Blues! The Blue and Gold controlled the period and Mike Williams sent that nasty wrist shot of his past the Bandit Goalie at 7:41 to make it 2 – 0, Jr. Blues. Gabe Antoni did a super job defending the goal during the first stanza turning away some point blank shots and keeping St. Louis at bay.
Period two belonged to the Blue and Gold as the defense was superb. Again, Gabe Antoni was superlative in between the pipes. The Blues have played two inspired periods of outstanding hockey. It really looked like, from past games that these two teams have traded uniforms. The Blues have controlled the first two periods, and in large part to the goal tending of Gabe Antoni.
The game domination by the Blues continued throughout the third period as the Blue and Gold scored on a Kevin Walters goal at 4:21. He was assisted by Sitler and Pontasch. Kyle Cook scored at the 10:00 minute mark to make it 4 – 0, with an assist by Kevin Walters. The Bandits scored at 11:09, but that goal was answered by Chris Sitler at 12:20 with help from Ethan Nauman to make the score 5 – 1. St. Louis answered with a meaningless goal at 19:34 to make the final score 5 – 2.