Saturday Sweeps: New York, Jersey Shore and L/A Fighting Spirit all sweep
March 13, 2016
West Division Semi-Finals, Game 2: New York Aviators 9 vs. Roc City Royals 5 (New York wins series, 2-0) - The win by New York clinched the best of three series at two-zero. New York kept Roc City's goalie busy throughout the game, and Patrick Massey made 49 saves on 58 shots. New York also got points from Dominick Sacco, who also registered two goals and one assist , Martin Grinberg, who also registered one goal and one assist , Jimmy Warrick, who also registered two goals and two assists , and Nick Jean-Louis, who also registered one goal and one assist. Alexei Pilatsky also scored for New York. More assists for New York came via Sam Shaheen and Shawn Eastman, who contributed two apiece and Eric Hewitt and John Perreta, who each chipped in one. Roc City kept New York's goalie busy throughout the game, and Stephen Mundinger made 55 saves on 60 shots. Roc City were led by Justin Allen, who finished with one goal and two assists. Allen scored in the first period to make the score 3-1 Roc City. Zach Bucholz assisted on the tally. Others who scored for Roc City included Aidan Conolly and Sam Cammilleri, who scored one each and Brandon Corey, who had two. In addition, Roc City received assists from Bucholz, Jared Tam-Grimshaw, and Anthony DePetres, who contributed one apiece.
West Division Semi-Finals, Game 2: Jersey Shore Wildcats 6 vs. Lockport Express 5 (Jersey Shore wins series, 2-0) - The win by Jersey Shore clinched the best of three series at two-zero. The teams traded the lead four times and neither team could skate away and hide. John Rubin was all over the ice for Jersey Shore, as he finished with two goals in the win. Jersey Shore kept Lockport's goalie busy throughout the game, and Sam Fitzpatrick made 40 saves on 46 shots. Jersey Shore also got points from Dylan Plsek, who also registered two goals and one assist. Others who scored for Jersey Shore included Freddie Schaljo and Bogdan Khvatov, who scored one each. More assists for Jersey Shore came via Jared Karas, who had four, Christian Cooley and Scott Hansen, who contributed two apiece, and Ben Wingbermuehle, Marcus McCall, and Zach Roth, who each chipped in one. Lockport were led by Mark Friol, who racked up two goals. Friol scored the first of his two goals at 12:55 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Gibson Stuart claimed the first assist on the goal, and Ryan Logar got the second. Friol's next tally made the score 3-2 Lockport in the second period. Logar and Christopher Gasiewicz registered the assists on the goal. Lockport additionally got points from Jordan Pocobello, who also registered one goal and one assist. Lockport also had goals scored by Frank II Vecchio and Kurt Villani, who each put in one and Friol, who had two. In addition, Lockport received assists from Logar and Andrew Logar, who contributed two apiece and Gasiewicz, Erick Santiago, Dylan Jenkins, Justin Andriaccio, and Stuart, who each chipped in one. Scott Albertoni rejected 19 shots on goal for Jersey Shore.
East Division Semi-Finals, Game 2: Lewiston/Auburn Fighting Spirit 3 vs. New England Stars 1 (L/A Fighting Spirit win series, 2-0) - Clay Janowiak scored at 16:58 of the second period, making the score 3-1 for Lewiston/Auburn and securing the series win for Lewiston/Auburn at two-zero. Other scorers for Lewiston/Auburn were Linder Kenyon and Dylan Vrees, who each tallied one. Assists for Lewiston/Auburn came via Austin Siering with two, and Brett Bittner with one. For New England, the lone goal came from Jake Latham at 1:12 of the first period. Latham was assisted by Tim Paige. Claes Endre stopped 21 of 22 shots on net for Lewiston/Auburn, while Robbie Campbell made 23 saves on 26 shots for New England.