Saturday Scores: Wildcats win battle of unbeatens
Jersey Shore 6 vs. L/A Fighting Spirit 0 - Scott Albertoni was superb between the pipes for Jersey Shore, as he did not allow a goal in a 6-0 victory over Lewiston/Auburn. Dylan Plsek had one goal and two assists to lead Jersey Shore. Plsek scored 4:21 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Jersey Shore. Bogdan Khvatov picked up the assist. Jersey Shore forced Lewiston/Auburn goalie Claes Endre to work between the pipes, taking 34 shots. Jersey Shore additionally got points from Frederic Ampleman, who also grabbed one goal and one assist and Khvatov, who also registered one goal and one assist. Scott Hansen also scored for Jersey Shore. In addition, Jersey Shore received assists from Jared Karas, who had two and Jared Schneider, Christian Cooley, Alexander Tan, Craig Berry, JaColbie McGowan, and Tyler Goclan, who contributed one each. Albertoni rejected 28 shots on goal for Jersey Shore.
New York 5 vs. East Coast 3 - New York gutted out a close 5-3 win against East Coast. New York gained the winning advantage on a goal by Phillip Garcia 10:00 into the second period and hung on until final buzzer. Michael House had one goal and three assists to lead New York. House scored 34 seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 New York. Jimmy Warrick provided the assist. New York additionally got points from Robert Kalata, who also racked up one goal and two assists and Garcia, who also finished with one goal and one assist. New York also had goals scored by Nick Jean-Louis and Ricky Regala, who scored one goal each. In addition, New York received assists from Eric Hewitt, who had one. East Coast kept New York's goalie busy throughout the game, and Stephen Mundinger made 30 saves on 33 shots. East Coast was helped by Tom Potter, who grabbed one goal. Potter scored 15:53 into the third period to make the score 4-3 New York. Mark Morava picked up the assist. Others who scored for East Coast included Andrew Irving and Preston Palamara, who each put in one. More assists for East Coast came via Mason Smith, Michael Bellmore, Ryan Monte, Albert Wiggins, and Jon Mathieu, who each chipped in one.
Lockport 6 vs. Maine 4 - In a game where neither team could get a cushion, Lockport escaped with a 6-4 victory over Maine. Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, and Devin Kasperek's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker. Ryan Logar had two goals and one assist to lead Lockport. Logar scored the first of his two goals at 10:52 into the third period to make the score 4-3 Maine. Logar's next tally made the score 6-4 Lockport with 12 seconds left in the third period. Mark Friol picked up the assist. Lockport forced Maine goalie Brandon Daigle to work between the pipes, taking 39 shots. Lockport also got points from Friol, who also had one goal and one assist, Andrew Logar, who also tallied one goal and two assists, and Dylan Jenkins, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Maine was led by Noel Fischer, who registered two goals and two assists. Fischer scored the first of his two goals at 10:46 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Chris King assisted on the tally. Fischer's next tally made the score 3-2 Maine with 18:31 left in the third period. Zach Gagne picked up the assist. Maine additionally got points from Matt Jerome, who also had one goal and one assist. Maine also got a goal from Hunter Morgan as well. Other players who recorded assists for Maine were Jordy Knoren, who had one. Sal Stalteri made 20 saves for Lockport on 24 shots.
Northeast 4 vs. Wilkes-Barre 2 - In a game where neither team could get a cushion, Northeast escaped with a 4-2 victory over Wilkes-Barre. Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, and Alex ODowd's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker. Northeast was paced by ODowd, who finished with one goal. ODowd scored on the power play 12:37 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Northeast. Kevin Perry assisted on the tally. Northeast also had goals scored by Austin Braley, Jared Butler, and Tommy Bellew, who scored one goal each. In addition, Northeast received assists from Brendan Collins, who had one and Paul MacDonald and Travis Hyde, who each chipped in two. Wilkes-Barre was helped by Stephen Aponik, who had one goal. Aponik scored 11:18 into the third period to make the score 2-2. Wilkes-Barre also got a goal from Derrick Wruble as well. Other players who recorded assists for Wilkes-Barre were Ryan Flanagan and Ruben Gonzales, who contributed one each. Leo Lake recorded 26 saves for Northeast.
Syracuse 3 vs. Skylands 2 - Skylands tried to dig itself out of a two-goal hole, but Syracuse held on for a 3-2 victory. Syracuse made the score 3-1 on a goal by Hunter Soden at 6:07 in the third period, and Skylands got as close as 3-2 when Hunter Ledwith scored 9:41 into the third period. In the losing effort, Skylands was paced by Ledwith, who finished with two goals. Ledwith scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 2:01 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Alex Linquito assisted on the tally. Ledwith's next tally on the power play made the score 3-2 Syracuse with 10:19 left in the third period. Syracuse forced Skylands goalie Ryan Bartholomew to work between the pipes, taking 32 shots. Others who scored for Syracuse included Raymond Falso and Rocco DeRollo, who scored one goal each. More assists for Syracuse came via Jag Masters and Raymond Rowe, who contributed one each. Skylands kept Syracuse's goalie busy throughout the game, and Ryan Scheide made 35 saves on 37 shots. Other players who recorded assists for Skylands were Tim Vant and Joshua Mead, who each chipped in one.
Cape Cod 4 vs. Roc City 2 - Roc City tried to dig itself out of a three-goal hole, but Cape Cod held on for a 4-2 victory. Cape Cod made the score 4-1 on a goal by Aaron Deady at 9:37 in the second period, and Roc City got as close as 4-2 when Sam Cammilleri scored 12:33 into the third period. Roc City also got a goal from Joey Saraceni as well. In addition, Roc City received assists from Anthony DePetres, who had two and Cameron Clark and Joseph Gardner, who each chipped in one. Anton Zemba recorded 27 saves for Cape Cod. Ian Stahl took the loss and made nine saves before being replaced by Justin Nevinger who made 16 saves.