NA3EHL Playoff Update
March 17, 2015
East Finals (New Hampshire wins series, 2-0)
Game 1: New Hampshire 2 vs. Cape Cod 1 (OT)
New Hampshire's Tyler Burton scored 3:13 into overtime to beat Cape Cod, 2-1 (OT). Cape Cod was stymied by New Hampshire's netminder Adam Higdon, who stopped 32 shots during the victory. New Hampshire was led by Burton, who tallied one goal. New Hampshire also got a goal from Simon Campbell as well. In addition, New Hampshire received assists from Tim Casey and Mike Callaghan, who contributed one each. Cape Cod forced New Hampshire goalie Higdon to work between the pipes, taking 33 shots. Cape Cod was led by Isaac Bosse, who scored the team's only goal. Bosse scored 1:02 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Cape Cod. Jordy Knoren picked up the assist. Patrick Spaulding rejected 44 shots on goal for Cape Cod.
Game 2: New Hampshire 3 vs. Cape Cod 1
New Hampshire survived a determined comeback attempt by Cape Cod on the way to a 3-1 win. A goal by David Fish put New Hampshire up 3-0 in the second period, but Cape Cod pulled to within two on Colton Hart's tally 4:47 into the third period. The win by New Hampshire clinched the best of three series at 2-0. Cape Cod was stymied by New Hampshire's netminder Claes Endre, who stopped 35 shots during the victory. New Hampshire was led by Nicholas Bartholomew, who racked up one goal and one assist. Bartholomew scored 5:17 into the second period to make the score 2-0 New Hampshire. Simon Campbell picked up the assist. Chris Babineau also scored for New Hampshire. More assists for New Hampshire came via Nick Pino, who had one and Tim Casey, who had two. In addition, Cape Cod received assists from Jordy Knoren, who had one.
West Finals (Jersey Shore win series, 2-0)
Game 1: Jersey Shore 6 vs. Wilkes-Barre 0
Marc Schlaeger made 26 saves to complete the shutout and led Jersey Shore to a 6-0 win against Wilkes-Barre. Jersey Shore got the win behind a great game by Ilya Spektor, who had two goals and one assist. Spektor scored the first of his two goals at 19 seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 Jersey Shore. Spektor's next tally made the score 5-0 Jersey Shore with 9:10 left in the second period. Jersey Shore also got points from Alexandre Racicot, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Jersey Shore included Konstantin Mamedov, William Villeneuve, and Adam Skutchan, who each put in one. In addition, Jersey Shore received assists from Jiri Hajda, Travis Valvo, and Justin Apgar, who each chipped in one. Nolan Bivolcic made 34 saves for Wilkes-Barre on 40 shots.
Game 2: Jersey Shore 7 vs. Wilkes-Barre 3
Wilkes-Barre failed to take advantage of its power play opportunities and Jersey Shore shook off a number of penalties to win, 7-3. The win by Jersey Shore clinched the best of three series at 2-0. Jersey Shore kept Wilkes-Barre's goalie busy throughout the game, and Kevin Quinlin made 60 saves on 67 shots. Wilkes-Barre forced Jersey Shore goalie Marc Schlaeger to work between the pipes, taking 49 shots. Wilkes-Barre was helped by Krystof Rykala, who grabbed one goal and one assist. Rykala scored 2:09 into the third period to make the score 5-3 Jersey Shore. Kenny Myers picked up the assist. Wilkes-Barre additionally got points from Michael Tugo, who also registered one goal and one assist. Wilkes-Barre also got a goal from Guillaume St. Germain as well. More assists for Wilkes-Barre came via Derek Bureau, who had one. Jersey Shore's Schlaeger stopped 46 shots out of the 49 that he faced.