#1 seeded Stars, Jets pick up Game 1 wins
March 16, 2018
Coastal Division Semi-Finals, Game 1: Maine Wild 1 @ New England Stars 10 (New England leads series 1-0) - After going up 6-0 after the first, the New England Stars cruised to a 10-1 win over the Maine Wild in game one of the Coastal Division Semi Finals. Connor Barter (2), Nick Johnson (3), Cole Archambeault, Derek Lovejoy, James Wilson, Michael Lempiainen, and Derek Flynn all got on the scoresheet for the Stars, with assists from Barter, Ian Gatley (3), Lovejoy, Flynn (3), Ryan Caisse, Zack Burnham, Hunter Norris, Tyson Gudaitis, Ryan Gavin, Bryan Connolly, and Archambeault (2). For Maine, Robert Dysart notched the lone goal, with help from Josef Mehall and Mason Ledbetter. New England's Andrew Ghimpeteanu made 21 saves, while Ben Jenkins stopped 31 shots in net for the Wild.
East Division Semi-Finals, Game 1: Metro Jets 5 @ Southern Tier Xpress 3 (Metro leads series 1-0) - The Metro Jets scored four in a row to come back from a two goal deficit and defeat the Southern Tier Xpress 5-3 to take the series lead. Jeremy Schwartz, Anthony Cinato, Connor Inger, Brandon Graham, and Rhett Limback scored for the Jets, while Jhuwon Davis (2), Anthony Cinato, George Hansen, and Kristian Alafriz all notched assists in the match. For Southern Tier, Nick Wilcox, Joey Gerace, and Marks Mezsargs found the back of the net, with help from Nic Allen. In net, Andrew Kormos stopped 15 shots for Metro, and Ryan Pascarella racked up 19 saves for the Xpress.