Matthew Lenz came up big, stopping 43 of 46 shots throughout the game. The Mid Cities Jr. Stars took the lead early in the second on a goal from Trey Rooney.
Jason Koehn chipped in with 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) and Trey Rooney had no trouble finding the scoresheet, adding 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist). Dillon Steh contributed with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Andrei Rusakov delivered for his team with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).
In the first period, Koehn opened the scoring for Mid Cities with a goal at 1:04 with a helper from his teammate Speights. Rooney put in a goal at 4:14 with a helper from Sheridan. Rusakov finally put the Capitals on the board with a goal at 13:52 with an assist from his linemate Steh. Sheridan quickly followed with a goal at 14:45.
In the second, Rooney deposited what turned out to be the game winning goal at 3:01. Sheridan scored a goal at 11:31 with helpers from his linemates, Speights and Koehn. Steh answered for Atlanta with a goal at 14:48 with assists from Medure and Linde. Simpson quickly followed with a goal at 15:15 with a helper from Kesling.
During the third, Ladzinski answered for the Capitals with a goal at 1:27 with assists from Moore and Rusakov. Koehn answered for the Jr. Stars with a goal at 17:12 with a helper from his linemate Rooney. Kesling quickly followed with a goal at 18:10 with assists from his linemates, Taylor and Hutchinson.
Mid Cities’ victory was in no doubt helped out by Lenz’s big night as he stopped 43 of the 46 shots he faced. On the other hand, Lenz’s counterpart, Konin, and the Capitals’ defense had a rough outing stopping only 18 of 26 shots.
This win brings the Mid Cities Jr. Stars’ record to (1-0-0-0).