Stampede stay in hunt with shootout win on Sunday
February 8, 2016
New England Stars 5 vs. Maine Wild 3 - Maine almost clawed its way back from a three-goal deficit, but New England managed to pull out a 5-3 win in the end. The largest advantage in the game came when New England's Steve Crocker scored at 14:51 in the second period to put New England up 4-1. New England forced Maine's goaltenders to work in net, totaling 43 shots and forcing 38 saves. Robson Stewart made 25 stops and William Dunham made 13. New England's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals. New England was led by Brandon Hamner, who registered one goal and one assist. Hamner scored 8:39 into the second period to make the score 3-1 New England. John Krapian assisted on the tally. New England also got points from Crocker, who also finished with one goal and one assist and Jake Latham, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Others who scored for New England included Brian Glover and Cam Webster, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for New England were Kyle Weiss, Tim Paige, Arya Saliany, Brendan Miller, and Ryan Gauvin, who each chipped in one. Maine was led by Greg Terlov, who racked up one goal and one assist. Terlov scored 4:19 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Dylan Farrell- Reny picked up the assist. Maine also had goals scored by Collin Fader and Chris King, who scored one goal each. In addition, Maine received assists from Jordy Knoren, who had two. New England's Devyn Levesque stopped 27 shots out of the 30 that he faced.
Syracuse Stampede 3 vs. Lockport Express 2 (SO) - Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as Syracuse defeated Lockport in a shootout 3-2 (2-1 SO). The shootout lasted for six attempts between the teams. Lockport got a shootout goal from Ryan Logar. In addition to the clincher, Syracuse got a shootout goal from Nate Walker. Syracuse came back from a one-goal deficit to capture the victory. Syracuse trailed 2-1 after a short handed goal by Lockport's Logar at 17:14 in the third period. Syracuse knotted things up at 2-2 on a power play goal by Tucker Bartenslager at 19:35 in the third period. Lockport was unable to stop Syracuse from sending pucks towards the net, and Syracuse eventually piled up 36 shots on goal. Syracuse was helped by Hunter Soden, who finished with one goal. Soden scored 18:41 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Syracuse. Walker assisted on the tally. Syracuse additionally got points from Bartenslager, who also registered one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Syracuse were Raymond Rowe, who had one. Lockport's offense rang up 45 shots on Syracuse's net. Frank II Vecchio also scored for Lockport. More assists for Lockport came via Devin Kasperek, Dylan Jenkins, and Christopher Gasiewicz, who each chipped in one. Kyle VanWagner rejected 43 shots on goal for Syracuse. Sam Fitzpatrick made 33 saves for Lockport on 35 shots.
New York Aviators 8 vs. Wilkes Barre Miners 3 - New York's Daniel Backstrom had a big offensive game, scoring two goals and contributing two assists in his team's 8-3 win over Wilkes-Barre. Backstrom's tallies came at 9:21 into the first period to make the score 1-1 and 12:45 into the third to make the score 8-3 New York. New York forced Wilkes-Barre goalie Devin Peterson to work between the pipes, taking 51 shots. New York additionally got points from Robert Kalata, who also registered one goal and one assist, Jimmy Warrick, who also tallied one goal and two assists, and Dominick Sacco, who also racked up two goals and three assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for New York included Nicholas Lermer and Sean Lake, who each put in one. More assists for New York came via Phillip Garcia, who had one and Eric Hewitt, who had four. Wilkes-Barre's offense rang up 40 shots on New York's net. Wilkes-Barre was led by Zacharia Ouladelhadjahmed, who finished with two goals and one assist. Ouladelhadjahmed scored the first of his two goals at 7:42 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Wilkes-Barre. Stephen Aponik picked up the assist. Ouladelhadjahmed's next tally made the score 7-2 New York with 8:22 left in the third period. Connor Landregan also scored for Wilkes-Barre. Stephen Mundinger rejected 37 shots on goal for New York. Devin Peterson made 43 saves for Wilkes-Barre on 51 shots.