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Jr. Blues move to 2-0 at national tournament

April 2, 2011

The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) finished the second day of the USA Hockey Tier III Junior A National Tournament, which is being held from April 1-5 in Rochester, Minn., with a 1-2 record.

In the NA3HL's win, the defending national champion St. Louis Jr. Blues (2-0) downed the Northern Pacific Junior Hockey League's (Nor Pac) Seattle Totems, 4-3. Four different players lit the lamp for the Jr. Blues, with defenseman Anthony Bonner connecting for the game-winning goal. Between the pipes, goaltender Justin Davis stopped 26 shots.

View the box score here.

The Hurster Cup champion Chicago Hitmen (1-0-1) fell to the Minnesota Junior Hockey League's Granite City Lumberjacks, 8-2. Forward Matthew Spica and defenseman Alexander Murphy struck for the Hitmen goals, and netminder Nicholas Kohn and Robert Kennedy combined to stop 41 shots.

View the box score here.

The Queen City Steam (0-2) were blanked by the Nor Pac's Helena Bighorns, 4-0. Goaltender Matthew Leon stopped 31 shots in the loss.

View the box score here.

Day 3 of the preliminary three-game portion of the tournament will conclude on Sunday.

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