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Traverse City: Wild 6, Blues 5

by Elise Butler / St. Louis Blues

TRAVERSE CITY - The Blues prospects got out to a fast start in their first game at Traverse City, but were thwarted by a third-period rally as they fell to the Minnesota Wild prospects 6-5 on Friday afternoon.

Forward Klim Kostin led the way for the Blues on offense, scoring twice and adding five shots on goal. Forwards Mackenzie MacEachern and Alexey Toropchenko also added tallies and defenseman Niko Mikkola rounded out the scoring. Defenseman Jake Walman registered three primary assists.

From Blues Head Coach Mike Yeo: "It was a tough ending. We were up 5-1 and lost the game, but still, we want to see the competitiveness of the kids and want to see them win, but there are still a lot of positives. You see their skill, trying to make plays, and certainly like all young players, there are some things that are going to need to be taught and habits to be learned. I thought (Jake) Walman really stuck out to me and (Robert) Thomas had an exceptional game. We had a number of guys playing well, but those two in particular. It was a good showing."

The prospects will look to rebound in their next game, Saturday at 6 p.m. vs. Dallas.

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