Jr. Blues complete Sunday sweep
St. Louis 5 @ Cincinnati 0 - Dominic Caito lifted St. Louis to a 5-0 victory with a hat trick against Cincinnati. Caito's first goal came 3:40 into the first period. He then added goals at 4:32 into the third and at 17:11 into the third. St. Louis was boosted by Ian Dvorak, who turned in a shutout with 25 saves. Others who scored for St. Louis included Eduard Rumyantsev and Hayden Smer, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for St. Louis were CJ Nitchen, Sean Griffin, Sam Maddox, Frankie Cardinale, Frankie Melton, Alex Werdmuller, and Cameron McAtee, who contributed one each. Daniel Dolliver made 24 saves for Cincinnati on 29 shots.
Southern Tier 0 @ Pittsburgh 1 - Nicholas Lyon scored the go-ahead goal in the first period, and Pittsburgh held off the challenges of Southern Tier in a tough 1-0 win. Lyon provided Pittsburgh with the game-winning tally when he scored 8:04 into the first period. Vincent Casale assisted on the tally. Pittsburgh was boosted by Marcus Gloss, who turned in a shutout with 28 saves. In addition, Pittsburgh received assists from Adam Schaffer, who had one. Southern Tier's Ryan Pascarella stopped 30 shots out of the 31 that he faced.
Sugar Land 4 @ Euless 1 - Sugar Land had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 4-1 win over Euless. Sugar Land got the win thanks to a great game by Alex Norwinski, who had one goal and two assists. Norwinski scored 12:51 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Sugar Land. RC Randall picked up the assist. Sugar Land also got points from Matt Cozzan, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Sugar Land also had goals scored by Trevor Wolf and Luca Valenza, who scored one goal each. More assists for Sugar Land came via Matt DeNure, Jonathan Adnell, and Frank Muscarella, who contributed one each. Euless was led by Ian Linna, who scored the team's only goal. Linna scored 8:25 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Sugar Land. Nick Snyder assisted on the tally. Kevin Mackey rejected 16 shots on goal for Sugar Land.
Texas 6 @ Louisiana 2 - Texas' Ryan Dunner had a big offensive game, scoring two goals and contributing two assists in his team's 6-2 win over Louisiana. Dunner found the back of the net 6:31 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Texas and again while 18:50 into the second to make the score 3-1 Texas. Texas also got points from Kyle Galloway, who also had one goal and two assists. Others who scored for Texas included Victor Ekk, Kyle Torgerson, and Oliver Hay, who each put in one. More assists for Texas came via Jacob Elrod, who had two and Sean McAndrews, Brock Brown, Chase Deacon, and George Hansen, who contributed one each. Louisiana was helped by Brayden Hutchinson, who registered one goal. Hutchinson scored short handed 14:47 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Mitch Dolese also scored for Louisiana. In addition, Louisiana received assists from Jacob Istre and Tucker Alspaugh, who each chipped in one. Texas' Tyler Myers stopped 10 shots out of the 12 that he faced.