Fighting Spirit claim #2 spot in East on final day
East Coast 3 @ L/A Fighting Spirit 9 - Dylan Vrees netted a hat trick to lead Lewiston/Auburn over East Coast, 9-3. The win secured the #2 seed in the East for the Fighting Spirit. Vrees' first goal came 7:24 into the first period. He then added goals at 11:13 into the first and at 19:18 into the second. Lewiston/Auburn additionally got points from Thomas Puetz, who also racked up two goals and one assist and Brett Bittner, who also registered two goals and three assists to lead the team in points. Lewiston/Auburn also had goals scored by Austin Davis and Thomas Kuntz, who each put in one. In addition, Lewiston/Auburn received assists from Austin Siering, who had three, Linder Kenyon, who had four, and Mike Heffernan, Clay Janowiak, Jon Paul Chauvin, and Jordan Crowe, who each chipped in one. East Coast was helped by Kyler Harding, who tallied one goal. Harding scored 14:10 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Lewiston/Auburn. East Coast also got points from Matt Moreschi, who also finished with one goal and one assist. East Coast also got a goal from Mason Smith as well. Zachary Barry rejected 11 shots on goal for Lewiston/Auburn.
Cape Cod 1 @ New England 2 - Cape Cod failed to take advantage of its power play opportunities and New England shook off a number of penalties to win, 2-1. New England was led by Tim Paige, who finished with one goal. Paige scored on the power play 15:55 into the third period to make the score 2-1 New England. Cam Webster assisted on the tally. New England also got points from Brian Glover, who also tallied one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Other players who recorded assists for New England were Nick Johnson and Ian Gately, who each chipped in one. Cape Cod was led by James Brosnan, who scored the team's only goal. Brosnan scored on the power play 12:55 into the third period to make the score 1-1. Dan Moore picked up the assist. Robbie Campbell made 19 saves for New England on 20 shots.
New York 5 @ Skylands 3 - New York and Skylands were evenly matched throughout their contest, but New York made the most of its opportunities and won, 5-3. New York gained the winning advantage on a goal by Dominick Sacco 7:56 into the third period and hung on until final buzzer. New York was paced on offense by Sacco and Jimmy Warrick, who combined for six points. Sacco registered one goal and two assists and Warrick also notched two goals and one assist. New York also got points from Daniel Backstrom, who also had one goal and one assist and Warrick, who also tallied two goals and one assist. New York also got a goal from Shawn Eastman as well. More assists for New York came via Augie Onorato, who had one and Eric Hewitt, who had two. Skylands was helped by Alex Linquito, who finished with two goals. Linquito scored the first of his two goals at 15:56 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Skylands. Ernest Komarnitskii assisted on the tally. Linquito's next tally made the score 3-1 Skylands with 6:13 left in the second period. Hunter Ledwith picked up the assist. Skylands additionally got points from Ledwith, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. In addition, Skylands received assists from Matt Sinatra and Tim Vant, who each chipped in one. Lane Gregory made 25 saves for New York on 28 shots.
Syracuse 5 @ Lockport 4 - Syracuse rallied from three goals down to secure a 5-4 win over Lockport. Syracuse never led in the game until netting the game winner. Syracuse fell behind 4-1 after a goal by Lockport's Andrew Logar at 9:36 in the second period. Syracuse tied things up at 4-4 on a goal by Nate Walker at 10:37 in the third period. Syracuse netted the game winner on the power play at 16:53 in the third period on a goal by Walker. Syracuse was led by Raymond Rowe, who registered three goals. Nicholas Mandia also scored for Syracuse. More assists for Syracuse came via Dan Buehler, who had two and Kelsey Head, Tucker Bartenslager, Brendan Sand, Ryan Gilroy, Richard Hart, Rocco DeRollo, and Ludovic Scott, who contributed one each. Lockport kept Syracuse's goalie busy throughout the game, and Timothy Evans made 33 saves on 37 shots. Lockport was helped by Mark Friol, who tallied one goal. Friol scored on the power play 12:46 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Lockport. Lockport had gotten the advantage when Syracuse's Head was sent off for tripping. Peter Guido picked up the assist. Lockport additionally got points from Jordan Pocobello, who also had one goal and two assists to lead the team in points and Logar, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Lockport also got a goal from Gibson Stuart as well. In addition, Lockport received assists from Kurt Villani, Devin Kasperek, and Christopher Gasiewicz, who each chipped in one.
Roc City 2 @ Wilkes-Barre 5 - Roc City could not stop Wilkes-Barre's Ryan Flanagan, who tallied a hat trick in a 5-2 win. Flanagan's first goal came 8:22 into the first period. He then added goals at 10:17 into the first and at 13:11 into the third. Others who scored for Wilkes-Barre included Brett Welsh and Derrick Wruble, who each put in one. In addition, Wilkes-Barre received assists from Stephen Aponik, who had three, Darrin Bruce Jr, Connor Landrigan, and Brett Goldstein, who each chipped in one, and Jackson Goodman and Lucas Ethington, who contributed two each. Roc City was helped by Sam Cammilleri, who registered one goal. Cammilleri scored 2:51 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Roc City. Anthony DePetres provided the assist. Brandon Corey also scored for Roc City. More assists for Roc City came via Cory Della Stua and Zach Bucholz, who each chipped in one. Devin Peterson rejected 16 shots on goal for Wilkes-Barre. Ian Stahl recorded 26 saves for Roc City.