NA3EHL Weekend Wrap-Up
January 12, 2015
Friday, Jan. 9
Jersey Shore 4 vs. Wilkes-Barre 3 - Wilkes-Barre tried its best to erase a three-goal deficit, but Jersey Shore would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 4-3. Jersey Shore took a 4-1 lead during the third period, only to have Wilkes-Barre storm back on a Derek Bureau goal 18:47 into the third period to pull to one goal down. Wilkes-Barre's power play was ineffective against Jersey Shore's penalty kill, which allowed one goal while shorthanded. Jersey Shore forced Wilkes-Barre's netminders to work between the pipes, taking 35 shots and forcing 31 saves. Nolan Bivolcic made 20 stops and Kevin Quinlin made 11. Jersey Shore was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 20 penalty minutes. The defensemen of Jersey Shore were also effective in Wilkes-Barre's zone, and came away with two goals. Jersey Shore was helped by Travis Valvo, who registered one goal. Valvo scored 18:20 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Jersey Shore. Frederic Ampleman provided the assist. Jersey Shore also got a goal from Tim OConnor as well. Other players who recorded assists for Jersey Shore were Ilya Spektor, Martin Zahora, and Michal Sivek, who contributed one each. Jersey Shore was unable to stop Wilkes-Barre from sending pucks towards the net, and Wilkes-Barre eventually piled up 35 shots on goal. Arturs Bush also scored for Wilkes-Barre. In addition, Wilkes-Barre received assists from Johannes Leitner, Jan Mendel, Guillaume St. Germain, and Jonathan Wisten, who each chipped in one. Jersey Shore's Tyger Howat stopped 32 shots out of the 35 that he faced. Jersey Shore registered one goal on six power play opportunities. Wilkes-Barre incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors.
Sat. Jan. 10
Lockport 5 vs. Syracuse 4 - Lockport gutted out a close 5-4 win against Syracuse. Lockport gained the winning advantage on a goal by Jeff Avolio 10:40 into the third period and hung on until final buzzer. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals. Others who scored for Lockport included Anthony Merante, Ryan Logar, Austin Kasperek, and Justin Blake, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Lockport were Dillon Hayes, Justin Durkee, Daniel Golba, and Christopher Gasiewicz, who each chipped in one and Alex Bottenfield and Nicholas Siracuse, who contributed two each. Syracuse was led by Travis Bobb, who registered one goal and two assists. Bobb scored 11:19 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Dan Buehler provided the assist. Syracuse additionally got points from Josh Wallace, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Syracuse also had goals scored by Braeden Pearl and Travis Hyde, who each put in one. In addition, Syracuse received assists from Joey Dupuis and Erik Smith, who each chipped in one. Tyler Shotwell rejected 15 shots on goal for Lockport. Lockport incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors. Ryan Scheide recorded 19 saves for Syracuse. Syracuse incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.
New Hampshire 2 vs. Maine 1 (OT) - New Hampshire's Dominic Gruttadauria scored 23 seconds into overtime to beat Maine, 2-1 (OT). New Hampshire was led by Gruttadauria, who registered one goal. New Hampshire stifled Maine's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. New Hampshire could not produce up to its normal offensive output. New Hampshire puts an average of 4.5 pucks into the net per game. Maine was unable to stop New Hampshire from sending pucks towards the net, and New Hampshire eventually piled up 42 shots on goal. New Hampshire also got a goal from Brett Bittner as well. More assists for New Hampshire came via Tyler Burton, who had one. Maine was held below its usual level of production. Maine averages 3.1 goals per game. Maine was led by Corey Wright, who scored the team's only goal. Wright scored 11:46 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Ryan Donohue assisted on the tally. Adam Higdon rejected 20 shots on goal for New Hampshire. New Hampshire incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Lucas Osborne recorded 40 saves for Maine. Maine incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with nine minors.
Cape Cod 4 vs. East Coast 2 - East Coast almost clawed its way back from a three-goal deficit, but Cape Cod managed to pull out a 4-2 win in the end. Cape Cod led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when Cape Cod's Isaac Bosse scored at 12:46 in the second period to put Cape Cod up 3-0. Cape Cod pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 25 penalty minutes. Cape Cod was helped by Colton Hart, who tallied one goal. Hart scored 19:14 into the third period to make the score 4-2 Cape Cod. Others who scored for Cape Cod included James Brosnan and Charles Antoine Malenfant, who each put in one. In addition, Cape Cod received assists from Jordy Knoren, Christian Holmes, and Casey Zawojski, who each chipped in one. East Coast was helped by Anton Ridgard, who had one goal. Ridgard scored 8:55 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Cape Cod. Jovanni Geha also scored for East Coast. More assists for East Coast came via Maxwell Campbell, who had one. Kevin Belanger made 20 saves for Cape Cod on 22 shots. Cape Cod registered zero goals on one power play opportunities. For Cape Cod, Frank Oakley was ejected from the game. Aidan Critchlow recorded 22 saves for East Coast. East Coast totaled 19 minutes in penalty time with two minors and one major and went 1-for-6 on the power play. East Coast ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Tom Potter was ejected from the game.
Sunday, Jan. 11
Lockport 4 vs. Syracuse 2 - Lockport and Syracuse were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Lockport made the most of its opportunities and won, 4-2. Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, and Jacob Burford's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker. Lockport's penalty kill excelled, as Lockport gave up one goal despite allowing six power plays. Lockport was sparked by Burford, who grabbed one goal. Burford scored 7:53 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Lockport. Michael Crissy provided the assist. Lockport could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 21 minutes in penalties during the game. Lockport also got points from Anthony Merante, who also finished with one goal and one assist and Crissy, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Frank II Vecchio also scored for Lockport. Other players who recorded assists for Lockport were Mark Friol and Christian Whitcomb, who each chipped in one. Syracuse was led by Xavier Perron, who registered one goal and one assist. Perron scored 56 seconds into the second period to make the score 1-1. Felix Landry picked up the assist. Syracuse also got a goal from Braeden Pearl as well. Giancarlo Muglia made 16 saves for Lockport on 18 shots. Lockport registered one goal on three power play opportunities. Syracuse's Ludvig Kullen Dansarie stopped 24 shots out of the 27 that he faced. Syracuse ended with 15 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major.
New Hampshire 3 vs. Maine 0 - Brett Bittner lifted New Hampshire to a 3-0 victory with a hat trick against Maine. Bittner got on the scoresheet 8:08 into the second period. He then added goals at 17:16 into the second and at 7:53 into the third. New Hampshire racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with eight minors and two majors for 26 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 15.0 minutes per game New Hampshire had been spending in the box. New Hampshire stifled Maine's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. New Hampshire forced Maine goalie Lucas Osborne to work between the pipes, taking 41 shots. In addition, New Hampshire received assists from Frederic Pugin, who had two and Ryan Dunfield, Alex Peddle, and Mike Callaghan, who each chipped in one. Maine was often in penalty trouble, totaling 14 minors and two majors for 38 minutes in penalty time. Maine surpassed its season average of 15.0 penalty minutes per game. Maine did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Maine puts an average of 3.1 pucks into the net per game. Claes Endre recorded 19 saves for New Hampshire. New Hampshire registered two goals on nine power play opportunities. Lucas Osborne made 38 saves for Maine on 41 shots. Maine registered zero goals on three power play opportunities.
New England 4 vs. East Coast 1 - Henrik Nilsson racked up one point to lead New England to a 4-1 victory over East Coast. New England racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with seven minors and one major for 29 minutes in penalty time. New England surpassed its season average of 15.0 penalty minutes per game. East Coast was unable to stop New England from sending pucks towards the net, and New England eventually piled up 40 shots on goal. New England also got a goal from Brendan Miller as well. Other players who recorded assists for New England were Brian Glover, Steve Upton, Ian McNamara, and Shayne Cummiskey, who contributed one each. East Coast put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow New England to score on any of its six power plays. East Coast could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 30 minutes in penalties during the game. East Coast was led by Michael Bellmore, who scored the team's only goal. Bellmore scored on the power play 2:01 into the third period to make the score 2-1 New England. East Coast had gained a power play chance when Nilsson was whistled for unsportsmanlike conduct. Marek Kocis provided the assist. Dane Pauls recorded 14 saves for New England. Aidan Critchlow made 36 saves for East Coast on 39 shots. East Coast registered one goal on five power play opportunities.