The Atlanta Capitals struggled against the St. Louis Jr. Blues allowing Jake Cox to score a hat trick as Atlanta crushed St. Louis 6-3 in a home game at Center Ice Arena in Atlanta. Furthermore, the Capitals' defense had a poor night, allowing the Jr. Blues 25 shots throughout the game. The St. Louis Jr. Blues took the lead before the halfway point in the third on a goal from Jake Cox.
Brody Nielsen contributed with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist). Bud Winter delivered for his team with 2 goals and Jack Hatton chipped in with 2 assists.
During the second, Winter opened the scoring for St. Louis with a goal at 2:21 with a helper from defenseman Mcatee. Rusakov finally put Atlanta on the board with a goal at 10:09 with helpers from his linemates, Nielsen and Ladzinski. Winter answered for the Jr. Blues with a goal at 14:43 with assists from his linemates, Baginski and Marshall. Cox deposited a goal at 18:44 with assists from his linemates, Galaguzov and Hatton.
In the third, Cox netted what turned out to be the game winning goal at 7:11 with a helper from Hatton. Steh answered for the Capitals with a goal at 14:13 with an assist from his teammate Medure. Jones quickly followed with a goal at 15:30. Nielsen quickly followed with a goal at 16:23 with a helper from defenseman Carlo. Cox quickly followed with a goal at 17:51 with an assist from his linemate Galaguzov.
This loss brings the Atlanta Capitals’ record to (28-13-2-1).