Shutout keeps Fighting Spirit in East race
Northeast 0 @ L/A Fighting Spirit 6 - Lewiston/Auburn relied on the scoring touch of Dylan Vrees, who netted four goals, to beat Northeast, 6-0. Vrees' first goal came 5:55 into the first period. He then added goals at 16:25 into the first, at 5:52 into the second, and at 19:42 into the second. Lewiston/Auburn kept Northeast's goalie busy throughout the game, and Trevor Trudeau made 48 saves on 54 shots. Lewiston/Auburn also had goals scored by Joseph Mooney and Alexander Friend, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Lewiston/Auburn were David Fish, who had two, Brett Bittner, who had three, and Linder Kenyon, Walker Hamilton, Thomas Puetz, and Austin Siering, who each chipped in one.
Maine 2 @ New England 5 - Maine fell to New England, 5-2. New England was led by Derek Lovejoy, who registered one goal and one assist. Lovejoy scored 6:43 into the second period to make the score 3-0 New England. Nick Johnson assisted on the tally. New England also got points from Brian Glover, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Johnson, who also had one goal and one assist. New England also had goals scored by Kyle Weiss and Jake Latham, who scored one goal each. In addition, New England received assists from Steve Crocker, Ian McNamara, Cam Webster, Ryan Gauvin, Ian Gately, and Chris Benschneider, who contributed one each. Maine was helped by Zach Gagne, who racked up one goal. Gagne scored on the power play 10:01 into the third period to make the score 4-2 New England. Greg Terlov picked up the assist. Maine additionally got points from Jordy Knoren, who also registered one goal and one assist. More assists for Maine came via Shayne Plummer, who had one. Robbie Campbell made 23 saves for New England on 25 shots.
Skylands 1 @ Wilkes-Barre 10 - Ryan Flanagan lifted Wilkes-Barre to a 10-1 victory with a hat trick against Skylands. Flanagan's first goal came 12:20 into the first period. He then added goals at 12:36 into the first and at 18:02 into the third. Wilkes-Barre additionally got points from Tanner Kahlau, who also finished with one goal and two assists, Richard Zemanek, who also registered one goal and two assists, and Connor Landrigan, who also tallied three goals and three assists to lead the team in points. Lucas Ethington also scored for Wilkes-Barre. More assists for Wilkes-Barre came via Matthew Emerick, Corey Feist, Nicholas Vitanovec, Zacharia Ouladelhadjahmed, Derrick Wruble, and Stephen Aponik, who contributed one each. Devin Peterson recorded 21 saves for Wilkes-Barre.