The game got off to a fast start with Garrett Williams scoring at 1:32 of the game with an assist by Chris Sitler. The Jets tied the score on a rare goal against Tyler Parks at 12:31, but just thirteen seconds later Ethan Nauman scored unassisted at 12:44. Controversy surrounded Ethan’s goal when the goal judge didn’t see the puck hit the back of the net. (I did, though) and it counted. Jordan Johnson scored the third Blues goal at 19:12 as time wound down. Pontasch and Sitler assisted on the goal. At the first intermission the Blues led 3 – 1.
The Blues let the Jets back in the game during period two as the Jets scored twice to tie the game. The Blues didn’t help themselves by being assessed two quick penalties late in the period. The Jets scored at 17:05 to tie the game and we went to the second intermission tied 3 – 3, and you could feel the momentum shift to the home team.
The momentum picked up the Jets in the third as they scored four unanswered goals until Kyle Cook scored a meaningless goal after the game was totally out of hand. Final score ends up 7 – 4. Tonight just wasn’t the Blues night. Poor puck handling and poor play in the final two periods mean two games at the Nellie next week end.