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NA3EHL Playoff Update

March 10, 2015
Wednesday, Mar. 4
 
Maine 4 vs. New Hampshire 1 (Maine leads best of three series, 1-0)
Noel Fischer netted a hat trick to lead Maine over New Hampshire, 4-1. Fischer's first goal came 13:40 into the third period. He then added goals at 15:59 into the third and at 19:14 into the third. Maine was led by goalie Lucas Osborne, who finished with 29 saves while allowing one goal. Matt Jerome also scored for Maine. More assists for Maine came via Matt Henderson, who had two and Ben Henderson, Zach Gagne, and Drew Sommerhof, who contributed one each. New Hampshire was led by Brett Bittner, who scored the team's only goal. Bittner scored on the power play 7:17 into the first period to make the score 1-0 New Hampshire. Claes Endre made 29 saves for New Hampshire on 33 shots. 
 
Thursday, Mar. 5
 
Cape Cod 6 vs. New England 4 (Cape Cod leads best of three series, 1-0)
New England almost clawed its way back from a four-goal deficit, but Cape Cod managed to pull out a 6-4 win in the end. Cape Cod led by four goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when Cape Cod's Jean Sebastien Dufort scored at 6:09 in the second period to put Cape Cod up 5-1. Chris Harris had one goal and two assists to lead Cape Cod. Harris scored 18:43 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Isaac Bosse picked up the assist. Cape Cod also had goals scored by JC Moritz, Frank Oakley, Andrey Stankevich, and Charles Antoine Malenfant, who scored one goal each. In addition, Cape Cod received assists from James Brosnan, Colton Hutton, Christian Holmes, and Colton Hart, who contributed one each. New England was helped by Henrik Nilsson, who racked up one goal. Nilsson scored 10:45 into the third period to make the score 6-4 Cape Cod. Ryan Gauvin assisted on the tally. New England also got points from Jake Latham, who also registered one goal and one assist and Steve Crocker, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Rick Marvin also scored for New England. More assists for New England came via Brian Glover, who had one and Andre Nybo, who had two. Kevin Belanger rejected 17 shots on goal for Cape Cod. Dane Pauls recorded 12 saves for New England. 
 
Friday, Mar. 6
 
New Hampshire 4 vs. Maine 2 (Best of three series tied, 1-1)
New Hampshire and Maine were evenly matched throughout their contest, but New Hampshire made the most of its opportunities and won, 4-2. Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, and Mike Callaghan's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker. With the win, New Hampshire avoided elimination to make the series score 1-1 in the best of three series. New Hampshire was paced on offense by Brett Bittner and Callaghan, who combined for five points. Bittner had two goals and one assist and Callaghan also notched one goal and one assist. New Hampshire forced Maine goalie Lucas Osborne to work between the pipes, taking 31 shots. New Hampshire also got points from Callaghan, who also racked up one goal and one assist. New Hampshire also got a goal from Andrew Gass as well. In addition, New Hampshire received assists from Alex Peddle, Simon Campbell, and Frederic Pugin, who contributed one each. Maine was helped by Drew Lupardo, who registered two goals. Lupardo scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 16:19 into the second period to make the score 2-1 New Hampshire. Lupardo's next tally on the power play made the score 2-2 with 18:46 left in the third period. Spence Cowand assisted on the tally. Adam Higdon made 26 saves for New Hampshire on 28 shots. Osborne recorded 27 saves for Maine. 
 
Jersey Shore 6 vs. Roc City 5 (Jersey Shore leads best of three series, 1-0)
Roc City tried to dig itself out of a two-goal hole, but Jersey Shore held on for a 6-5 victory. Jersey Shore made the score 6-4 on a goal by Justin Apgar at 17:07 in the third period, and Roc City got as close as 6-5 when Anthony DePetres scored 19:07 into the third period. Jersey Shore got the win thanks to a great game by Apgar, who had two goals and one assist. Apgar scored the first of his two goals at 6:51 into the second period to make the score 4-3 Jersey Shore. Ilya Spektor assisted on the tally. Apgar's next tally made the score 6-4 Jersey Shore with 2:53 left in the third period. Kevin Gruber picked up the assist. Jersey Shore also got points from Spektor, who also registered one goal and two assists and Adam Skutchan, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Jersey Shore included Austin Crane and JaColbie McGowan, who scored one goal each. More assists for Jersey Shore came via Jiri Hajda, who had two and Tim OConnor, Konstantin Mamedov, and Alexandre Racicot, who each chipped in one. Roc City forced Jersey Shore goalie Tyger Howat to work between the pipes, taking 50 shots. Roc City was helped by John Papas, who finished with two goals. Papas scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 17:56 into the first period to make the score 2-2. Papas' next tally on the power play made the score 4-4 with 37 seconds left in the second period. James Lockamyeir picked up the assist. Roc City additionally got points from John Wise, who also had one goal and one assist and DePetres, who also registered one goal and one assist. Sam Cammilleri also scored for Roc City. Other players who recorded assists for Roc City were Wesley Austin, Aiden Conolly, Brian Wade, Connor Guay, and Zach Bucholz, who contributed one each. Howat recorded 45 saves for Jersey Shore. 
 
Lockport 6 vs. Wilkes-Barre 2 (Lockport leads best of three series, 1-0)
Wilkes-Barre could not stop Lockport's Mark Friol, who tallied a hat trick in a 6-2 win. Friol's first goal came 3:33 into the second period. He then added goals at 18:04 into the second and at 9:36 into the third. Lockport also got points from Nicholas Siracuse, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Lockport also had goals scored by Frank II Vecchio and Christopher Gasiewicz, who each put in one. More assists for Lockport came via Dillon Hayes, who had two, Jordan Pocobello, who had three, and Jacob Burford, Justin Durkee, Daniel Golba, Christian Whitcomb, and Ryan Logar, who each chipped in one. Wilkes-Barre was helped by Daniel Leisser, who had one goal and one assist. Leisser scored 6:35 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Wilkes-Barre. Guillaume St. Germain picked up the assist. Wilkes-Barre additionally got points from St. Germain, who also racked up one goal and one assist. In addition, Wilkes-Barre received assists from Brett Welsh and Michael Tugo, who contributed one each. Tyler Shotwell rejected 55 shots on goal for Lockport. Nolan Bivolcic made 31 saves for Wilkes-Barre on 37 shots. 
 
Saturday, Mar. 7
 
Cape Cod 2 vs. New England 1 (Cape Cod wins best of three series, 2-0)
Cape Cod survived a determined comeback attempt by New England on the way to a 2-1 win. A goal by Colton Hutton put Cape Cod up 2-0 in the second period, but New England pulled to within one on Kyle Weiss's tally 2:01 into the third period. The win by Cape Cod clinched the best of three series at 2-0. Cape Cod's Patrick Spaulding was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 28 saves and let only one puck past him. Cape Cod was sparked by Hutton, who had one goal. Hutton scored 18:27 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Cape Cod. Jordy Knoren also scored for Cape Cod. More assists for Cape Cod came via Isaac Bosse and Colton Hart, who each chipped in one. In addition, New England received assists from Brendan Miller, who had one. Dane Pauls rejected 16 shots on goal for New England. 
 
New Hampshire 4 vs. Maine 3 (New Hampshire wins best of three series, 2-1)
New Hampshire survived a determined comeback attempt by Maine on the way to a 4-3 win. New Hampshire took a 4-2 lead during the third period, only to have Maine storm back on a Zach Gagne goal 16:41 into the third period to pull to one goal down. The win by New Hampshire clinched the best of three series at 2-1. New Hampshire was helped by Nicholas Bartholomew, who finished with one goal and one assist. Bartholomew scored 14:55 into the third period to make the score 4-2 New Hampshire. Mike Heffernan picked up the assist. New Hampshire also got points from Heffernan, who also had one goal and one assist and Brett Bittner, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. New Hampshire also got a goal from Mike Callaghan as well. Other players who recorded assists for New Hampshire were Alex Peddle and Nick Pino, who contributed one each. Maine was led by Matt Jerome, who tallied one goal and one assist. Jerome scored 8:46 into the second period to make the score 2-1 New Hampshire. Ryder Parkhurst provided the assist. Ben Henderson also scored for Maine. More assists for Maine came via Noel Fischer and Joe Giannini, who each chipped in one. New Hampshire's Claes Endre stopped 27 shots out of the 30 that he faced. Lucas Osborne made 36 saves for Maine on 40 shots. 
 
Wilkes-Barre 9 vs. Lockport 8 (3OT) (Best of three series tied, 1-1)
Wilkes-Barre's Jan Mendel scored 1:56 into the 3rd overtime to beat Lockport, 9-8 (OT). With the win, Wilkes-Barre avoided elimination to make the series score 1-1 in the best of three series. Mendel had two goals and one assist to lead Wilkes-Barre. Mendel scored the first of his two goals at 19:29 into the second period to make the score 6-5 Wilkes-Barre. Kenny Myers assisted on the tally. Mendel's next tally made the score 9-8 Wilkes-Barre with 18:04 left in. Krystof Rykala picked up the assist. Wilkes-Barre additionally got points from Guillaume St. Germain, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Michael Tugo, who also racked up two goals and one assist, Rykala, who also grabbed one goal and two assists, and Derek Bureau, who also had two goals and one assist. Wilkes-Barre also got a goal from Austin Bandura as well. More assists for Wilkes-Barre came via Jonathan Wisten, who had one and Francois Lacroix, Zoltan Eross, and Daniel Leisser, who each chipped in two. Lockport was helped by Ryan Logar, who finished with two goals. Logar scored the first of his two goals at 2:17 into the second period to make the score 4-3 Wilkes-Barre. Daniel Golba assisted on the tally. Logar's next tally made the score 7-6 Lockport with 6:54 left in the third period. Alex Bottenfield picked up the assist. Lockport also got points from Anthony Merante, who also registered one goal and one assist, Mark Friol, who also tallied one goal and two assists, and Justin Blake, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Dillon Hayes also scored for Lockport. In addition, Lockport received assists from Jacob Burford, who had two and Gibson Stuart, Jordan Pocobello, Cole Brooks, and Austin Kasperek, who contributed one each. 
 
Roc City 3 vs. Jersey Shore 1 (Best of three series tied, 1-1)
Roc City survived a determined comeback attempt by Jersey Shore on the way to a 3-1 win. A goal by Brian Wade put Roc City up 3-0 in the first period, but Jersey Shore pulled to within two on Arthur Raevsky's tally 2:43 into the third period. With the win, Roc City avoided elimination to make the series score 1-1 in the best of three series. Roc City's Justin Nevinger was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 47 saves and let only one puck past him. Roc City was helped by John Papas, who tallied one goal. Papas scored 14:50 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Roc City. Sam Cammilleri picked up the assist. Roc City additionally got points from Wade, who also had one goal and one assist and Connor Guay, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Roc City were James Lockamyeir, who had one and Bryan Smith, who had two. More assists for Jersey Shore came via William Villeneuve, who had one. 
 
Sunday, Mar. 8
 
Jersey Shore 5 vs. Roc City 1 (Jersey Shore wins best of three series, 2-1)
Travis Valvo had two goals to lead Jersey Shore to a 5-1 victory over Roc City. Valvo scored at 3:34 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Jersey Shore and again while 11:37 into the second to make the score 2-0 Jersey Shore. The win by Jersey Shore clinched the best of three series at 2-1. Jersey Shore's Marc Schlaeger was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 32 saves and let only one puck past him. Jersey Shore additionally got points from Ilya Spektor, who also finished with one goal and one assist, Arthur Raevsky, who also registered one goal and one assist, and Justin Apgar, who also racked up one goal and one assist. In addition, Jersey Shore received assists from Alexandre Racicot, Kevin Gruber, William Villeneuve, and Frederic Ampleman, who each chipped in one. Roc City put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Jersey Shore to score on any of its three power plays. Roc City forced Jersey Shore goalie Schlaeger to work between the pipes, taking 33 shots. Roc City was led by Benjamin Myles, who scored the team's only goal. Myles scored 14:14 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Jersey Shore..
 
Wilkes-Barre 7 vs. Lockport 6 (OT) (Wilkes-Barre wins best of three series, 2-1)
Wilkes-Barre pulled out a 7-6 (OT) overtime victory over Lockport on a clutch goal by Jonathan Wisten. The win by Wilkes-Barre clinched the best of three series at 2-1. Wilkes-Barre came back from a three-goal deficit to capture the victory. Wilkes-Barre trailed 6-3 after a goal by Lockport's Anthony Merante at 3:17 in the third period. Wilkes-Barre knotted things up at 6-6 on a goal by Michael Tugo at 18:45 in the third period. Wilkes-Barre forced Lockport goalie Tyler Shotwell to work between the pipes, taking 42 shots. Wilkes-Barre was led by Guillaume St. Germain, who tallied three goals. Wilkes-Barre additionally got points from Wisten, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Wilkes-Barre also got a goal from Daniel Leisser as well. In addition, Wilkes-Barre received assists from Derek Bureau, who had four and Austin Bandura, Zoltan Eross, Krystof Rykala, and Hunter Hackling, who each chipped in one. Lockport's offense rang up 51 shots on Wilkes-Barre's net. Lockport was helped by Ryan Logar, who racked up one goal and one assist. Logar scored on the power play 19:01 into the second period to make the score 5-3 Lockport. Lockport had gained a power play chance when Mason Campbell was whistled for boarding. Daniel Golba provided the assist. Lockport also got points from Golba, who also registered one goal and one assist. Lockport also had goals scored by Dillon Hayes and Justin Durkee, who scored one goal each. More assists for Lockport came via Jacob Burford, Jordan Pocobello, Peter Guido, Mark Friol, Austin Kasperek, and Justin Blake, who contributed one each and Frank II Vecchio and Nicholas Siracuse, who each chipped in two. Nolan Bivolcic rejected 45 shots on goal for Wilkes-Barre.
 
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