Friday Finals: Stars shutout Fighting Spirit, 1-0
L/A Fighting Spirit 0 @ New England 1 - New England and Lewiston/Auburn played 60 tight minutes of hockey, but in the end it was New England that came away with a 1-0 victory. Jake Latham's tally was assisted by Ian McNamara. New England was paced by Latham, who tallied one goal. Latham scored on the power play 14:28 into the third period to make the score 1-0 New England. McNamara picked up the assist. New England's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five Lewiston/Auburn power plays. New England forced Lewiston/Auburn goalie Zachary Barry to work between the pipes, taking 31 shots. More assists for New England came via Steve Crocker, who had one. Devyn Levesque rejected 16 shots on goal for New England. Zachary Barry made 30 saves for Lewiston/Auburn on 31 shots.
New York 2 @ Jersey Shore 5 - Dylan Plsek racked up two points to lead Jersey Shore to a 5-2 victory over New York. Jersey Shore kept New York's goalie busy throughout the game, and Stephen Mundinger made 40 saves on 45 shots. Jersey Shore also got points from Alexander Tan, who also grabbed one goal and one assist and Bogdan Khvatov, who also had one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Jersey Shore also had goals scored by Marcus McCall and Freddie Schaljo, who scored one goal each. In addition, Jersey Shore received assists from Christian Cooley, Frederic Villeneuve, Jared Karas, Travis Valvo, John Rubin, and Tyler Goclan, who each chipped in one. New York was helped by Dominick Sacco, who registered one goal and one assist. Sacco scored 15:28 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Jimmy Warrick picked up the assist. New York additionally got points from Warrick, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for New York were Daniel Backstrom and Nick Jean-Louis, who contributed one each. Scott Albertoni made 33 saves for Jersey Shore on 35 shots.
Roc City 6 @ Syracuse 4 - In a game that featured four lead changes, Roc City had the final say in a 6-4 victory over Syracuse. Roc City got the win thanks to a great game by Anthony DePetres, who had two goals and two assists. DePetres scored the first of his two goals at 10:40 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Roc City. Aidan Conolly picked up the assist. DePetres' next tally made the score 4-4 with 12:44 left in the third period. Brandon Corey assisted on the tally. Roc City additionally got points from Justin Allen, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Roc City also had goals scored by Joseph Gardner, Jared Tam-Grimshaw, and Sam Cammilleri, who scored one goal each. In addition, Roc City received assists from Cameron Clark, who had one. Syracuse kept Roc City's goalie busy throughout the game, and Patrick Massey made 28 saves on 32 shots. Syracuse was helped by Rocco DeRollo, who registered one goal. DeRollo scored on the power play 4:19 into the third period to make the score 4-3 Syracuse. Syracuse also got points from Richard Hart, who also tallied one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Syracuse included Christian Paradiso and Dan Buehler, who each put in one. More assists for Syracuse came via Tucker Bartenslager, Ryan Gilroy, Hunter Soden, and Nate Walker, who each chipped in one.
Cape Cod 6 @ Northeast 0 - Cape Cod had a three-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 6-0 win over Northeast. Cape Cod was led by Mike Jessman, who registered one goal. Jessman scored 8:02 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Cape Cod. Aaron Deady assisted on the tally. Cape Cod also got points from Deady, who also finished with one goal and two assists and Chris ODonnell, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Cape Cod also got a goal from Maxime Dordet as well. More assists for Cape Cod came via Steven Mathews, who had two and Max Campbell, Chuck Costello, Dan Moore, and Eric Szeker, who each chipped in one. Steven Schmitt rejected 24 shots on goal for Cape Cod. Trevor Trudeau recorded 53 saves for Northeast.