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Weekend Update: Lockport hands Jersey Shore first loss

January 26, 2015
Wednesday, Jan. 21
 
New Hampshire 5 vs. East Coast 0 - Claes Endre recorded a shutout against East Coast as New Hampshire picked up a 5-0 win. New Hampshire pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 42 penalty minutes. New Hampshire stifled East Coast's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. New Hampshire forced East Coast goalie Aidan Critchlow to work between the pipes, taking 48 shots. New Hampshire's defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals. New Hampshire was led by Tyler Burton, who had one goal and one assist. Burton scored 5:24 into the first period to make the score 1-0 New Hampshire. Nick Pino provided the assist. New Hampshire also got points from Mike Heffernan, who also had one goal and one assist and Pino, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. New Hampshire also had goals scored by Ryan Dunfield and Brett Bittner, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for New Hampshire were Alex Peddle, David Fish, and Chris Babineau, who each chipped in one. East Coast's power play unit failed to produce, and was held to zero goals on 10 chances. East Coast could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 38 minutes in penalties during the game. Endre recorded 25 saves for New Hampshire. New Hampshire registered one goal on six power play opportunities. Aidan Critchlow made 43 saves for East Coast on 48 shots.
 
Friday, Jan. 23
 
Jersey Shore 5 vs. Lockport 2 - Travis Valvo had two goals to lead Jersey Shore to a 5-2 victory over Lockport. Valvo's tallies came at 18:45 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Jersey Shore and 2:53 into the third to make the score 3-1 Jersey Shore. Jersey Shore kept Lockport's goalie busy throughout the game, and Tyler Shotwell made 65 saves on 70 shots. Jersey Shore also got points from Ilya Spektor, who also grabbed one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Jersey Shore included Konstantin Mamedov and Alexandre Racicot, who each put in one. In addition, Jersey Shore received assists from Antoine Gagne, Jiri Hajda, Alexander Tan, Frederic Ampleman, and Adam Skutchan, who contributed one each. Lockport put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Jersey Shore to score on any of its four power plays. Lockport was held below its usual level of production. Lockport averages 5.5 goals per game. Lockport forced Jersey Shore goalie Tyger Howat to work between the pipes, taking 49 shots. Lockport was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 26 penalty minutes. Lockport was helped by Daniel Golba, who registered one goal. Golba scored 8:21 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Jersey Shore. Dillon Hayes assisted on the tally. Lockport additionally got points from Hayes, who also finished with one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Other players who recorded assists for Lockport were Christian Whitcomb and Jeff Avolio, who each chipped in one. Howat rejected 47 shots on goal for Jersey Shore. Jersey Shore incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Lockport registered one goal on five power play opportunities.
 
New Hampshire 2 vs. Cape Cod 1 (SO) - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as New Hampshire defeated Cape Cod in a shootout 2-1 (3-2 SO). The shootout lasted for 10 attempts between the teams. Cape Cod got shootout goals from Frank Oakley and Anthony Giannelli. New Hampshire also got shootout goals from Brett Bittner and Nick Pino. New Hampshire came back from a one-goal deficit to capture the victory. New Hampshire was down 1-0 after a goal by Cape Cod's Christian Holmes at 2:05 in the second period. New Hampshire knotted things up at 1-1 on a goal by Tyler Burton at 7:38 in the second period. Cape Cod was stymied by New Hampshire's netminder Adam Higdon, who stopped 29 shots during the victory. The solid play of Higdon will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 1.72. New Hampshire excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. New Hampshire did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. New Hampshire averages 4.2 goals per game. New Hampshire's offense rang up 41 shots on Cape Cod's net. Cape Cod's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on four New Hampshire power plays. New Hampshire incurred 20 minutes in penalty time with five minors. For New Hampshire, Mike Heffernan was ejected from the game. Kevin Belanger made 39 saves for Cape Cod on 40 shots. Cape Cod incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Cape Cod ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Colton Hart was ejected from the game.
 
 
Roc City 7 vs. Wilkes-Barre 6 (OT) - John Melcher gave Roc City a 7-6 (OT) victory over Wilkes-Barre when he scored 5:00 into the extra period. Although Roc City was up by as many as two goals in the third period, Wilkes-Barre kept the game interesting by staging a comeback that ultimately fell short. Wilkes-Barre pulled to within 5-4 on a power play goal by Guillaume St. Germain at 9:46 in the third period. Anthony DePetres had a great game for Roc City, netting two goals. DePetres scored on the power play at 10:21 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Roc City and again while 10:59 into the third to make the score 6-5 Roc City. Roc City's offense rang up 45 shots on Wilkes-Barre's net. Roc City found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. Roc City averages 3.4 goals per game. Roc City additionally got points from Brian Wade, who also had one goal and two assists. Roc City also had goals scored by Wesley Austin, Sam Cammilleri, and James Lockamyeir, who scored one goal each. More assists for Roc City came via John Wise, who had three and Aiden Conolly and John Papas, who each chipped in one. Wilkes-Barre forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up six minors and one major for 37 minutes in penalty time. Wilkes-Barre surpassed its season average of 20.0 penalty minutes per game. Wilkes-Barre forced Roc City goalie Justin Nevinger to work between the pipes, taking 31 shots. Wilkes-Barre was helped by Daniel Leisser, who racked up three goals. Wilkes-Barre also got points from Arturs Bush, who also grabbed one goal and two assists and St. Germain, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Wilkes-Barre also got a goal from Hunter Hackling as well. In addition, Wilkes-Barre received assists from Francis Lacroix, Jonathan Wisten, Austin Bandura, Krystof Rykala, and Derek Bureau, who contributed one each. Justin Nevinger made 25 saves for Roc City on 31 shots. Roc City incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Kevin Quinlin recorded 38 saves for Wilkes-Barre. Wilkes-Barre registered two goals on seven power play opportunities.
 
 
Saturday, Jan. 24
 
Roc City 7 vs. Wilkes-Barre 4 - Wilkes-Barre could not stop Roc City's Wesley Austin, who tallied a hat trick in a 7-4 win. Austin's first goal came 5:27 into the second period. He then added goals at 18:44 into the second and at 7:35 into the third. Wilkes-Barre was unable to stop Roc City from sending pucks towards the net, and Roc City eventually piled up 38 shots on goal. Roc City surpassed its usual scoring output this season. Roc City has scored at the pace of 3.5 goals per game during the current campaign. Roc City also got points from John Melcher, who also had one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Roc City included John Wise, Connor Guay, and James Lockamyeir, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Roc City were Ciaran McHugh, who had one and Anthony DePetres, who had two. Wilkes-Barre stifled Roc City's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Wilkes-Barre was helped by Daniel Leisser, who tallied two goals. Leisser scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 12:47 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Wilkes-Barre. Wilkes-Barre had gotten the advantage when Roc City's Collin Fabian was sent off for holding. Nolan Bivolcic picked up the assist. Leisser's next tally on the power play made the score 6-4 Roc City with 1:28 left in the third period. Wilkes-Barre had taken the advantage when Roc City's Guay got sent off for slashing. Francis Lacroix provided the assist. Wilkes-Barre also got a goal from Zoltan Eross as well. In addition, Wilkes-Barre received assists from Arturs Bush, Nicholas Vitanovec, Brett Welsh, Jonathan Wisten, and Hunter Hackling, who contributed one each. Roc City's Ian Stahl stopped 23 shots out of the 27 that he faced. Roc City incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Bivolcic recorded 31 saves for Wilkes-Barre. Wilkes-Barre incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.
 
New England 2 vs. East Coast 1 - East Coast failed to take advantage of its power play opportunities and New England shook off a number of penalties to win, 2-1. New England was led by Henrik Nilsson, who tallied one goal. Nilsson scored 8:35 into the third period to make the score 2-1 New England. Zach LaRose picked up the assist. New England's offense operated below its season average. New England averages 4.1 goals per game. New England also got a goal from Cam Webster as well. East Coast's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on seven New England power plays. East Coast was led by Jovanni Geha, who scored the team's only goal. Geha scored on the power play 5:25 into the second period to make the score 1-0 East Coast. East Coast had gotten the advantage when New England's Kyle Weiss was sent off for tripping. Dane Pauls made 15 saves for New England on 16 shots. New England incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with nine minors. Aidan Critchlow rejected 25 shots on goal for East Coast. East Coast incurred 20 minutes in penalty time with 10 minors.
 
Lockport 5 vs. Jersey Shore 2 - Lockport's penalty kill was superb, as Lockport survived multiple penalties to beat Jersey Shore, 5-2. Lockport was paced by Christopher Gasiewicz, who had one goal. Gasiewicz scored 17:35 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Lockport. Nicholas Siracuse picked up the assist.
Lockport's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on seven Jersey Shore power plays. Lockport forced Jersey Shore goalie Tyger Howat to work between the pipes, taking 55 shots. Lockport additionally got points from Anthony Merante, who also tallied two goals and one assist and Frank II Vecchio, who also registered one goal and one assist. Lockport also got a goal from Ryan Logar as well. Jersey Shore was held below its usual level of production. Jersey Shore averages 5.3 goals per game. Jersey Shore kept Lockport's goalie busy throughout the game, and Tyler Shotwell made 62 saves on 64 shots. Jersey Shore gave up more goals than its normal season average. Jersey Shore is averaging 2.0 goals against for the season. Jersey Shore was helped by Justin Apgar, who racked up one goal. Apgar scored 18:12 into the third period to make the score 4-2 Lockport. Arthur Raevsky assisted on the tally. Konstantin Mamedov also scored for Jersey Shore. In addition, Jersey Shore received assists from Jiri Hajda, who had one. Lockport incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors. Howat rejected 50 shots on goal for Jersey Shore. Jersey Shore incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors.
 
Sunday, Jan. 25
 
Wilkes-Barre 5 vs. Roc City 4 - Wilkes-Barre survived a determined comeback attempt by Roc City on the way to a 5-4 win. A goal by Arturs Bush put Wilkes-Barre up 4-1 in the second period, but Roc City pulled to within one on John Papas's tally 6:34 into the third period. Bush had a great game for Wilkes-Barre, netting two goals. Wilkes-Barre forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up six minors and one major for 27 minutes in penalty time. Wilkes-Barre had been averaging 20.0 minutes in penalties per game. Wilkes-Barre's penalty kill unit could not stop Roc City's power play, which converted on three of five opportunities. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals. Wilkes-Barre also got points from Francis Lacroix, who also registered one goal and one assist. Wilkes-Barre also had goals scored by Mordy Munichman and Daniel Leisser, who each put in one. In addition, Wilkes-Barre received assists from Guillaume St. Germain, who had two and Mason Campbell, Nicholas Vitanovec, Brett Welsh, Austin Bandura, Zoltan Eross, Krystof Rykala, and Kenny Myers, who each chipped in one. Roc City kept Wilkes-Barre's goalie busy throughout the game, and Kevin Quinlin made 32 saves on 36 shots. Roc City additionally got points from Wesley Austin, who also finished with one goal and two assists. More assists for Roc City came via Anthony DePetres, who had three and Aiden Conolly and Brian Wade, who contributed one each. Wilkes-Barre registered one goal on two power play opportunities. Roc City took out George Collins after he had made 11 saves and installed Ian Stahl in goal, where he finished with nine saves and the loss. Roc City ended with 21 minutes in penalty time with three minors and one major.
 
Jersey Shore 4 vs. Lockport 1 - Jersey Shore relied on the sparkling performance of Marc Schlaeger in net to grab a 4-1 win against Lockport. Jersey Shore's penalty kill excelled, as Jersey Shore gave up zero goals despite allowing six power plays. Jersey Shore was paced by Ilya Spektor, who tallied one goal. Spektor scored 16:40 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Jersey Shore. William Villeneuve picked up the assist. Jersey Shore's penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled seven minors and one major for 39 minutes in penalty time. Jersey Shore had been averaging 20.0 minutes in penalties per game. Jersey Shore stifled Lockport's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Jersey Shore kept Lockport's goalie busy throughout the game, and Tyler Shotwell made 63 saves on 67 shots. Others who scored for Jersey Shore included Jiri Hajda, Kevin Gruber, and Adam Skutchan, who scored one goal each. In addition, Jersey Shore received assists from Alexandre Racicot and Justin Apgar, who each chipped in one. Lockport racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with eight minors and one major for 41 minutes in penalty time. Lockport surpassed its season average of 22.0 penalty minutes per game. Lockport could not produce up to its normal offensive output. Lockport averages 5.3 goals per game. Lockport forced Jersey Shore goalie Schlaeger to work between the pipes, taking 57 shots. Lockport was led by Justin Blake, who scored the team's only goal. Blake scored 12:31 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Jersey Shore. Anthony Merante assisted on the tally. Schlaeger recorded 56 saves for Jersey Shore. Jersey Shore registered one goal on eight power play opportunities.
 
 
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