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Mutschin stymies Potomac Patriots, Jersey Wildcats wins 4-1

Aspen Ice at Randolph    Sat, Jan 14, 2012

A stellar performance between the pipes by Christoph Mutschin helped Jersey Wildcats defeat Potomac Patriots, 4-1.

Jersey Wildcats pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 34 penalty minutes.

Both teams had a hard time staying out of the box, and they combined for 33 penalties during the game.

Jersey Wildcats was held back by its power play unit, which tallied one goal on nine chances. The defensemen of Jersey Wildcats were also effective in Potomac Patriots' zone, and came away with two goals.

Jersey Wildcats was helped by Ryan Morse, who racked up one goal. Morse scored on the power play 16:28 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Jersey Wildcats. Jersey Wildcats had taken the advantage when Potomac Patriots' Noah Rubin got sent off for roughing. Jersey Wildcats also got points from Zakariya Sheikh, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Austin Gordon also scored for Jersey Wildcats. In addition, Jersey Wildcats received assists from James Trenkle, Matthew Sangalli, and Austin Nye, who each chipped in one.

Potomac Patriots kept Jersey Wildcats' goalie busy throughout the game, and Mutschin made 37 saves on 38 shots. Potomac Patriots had trouble converting on the power play advantage, managing just one goal on 10 chances. Potomac Patriots' penalty killing units received substantial work throughout the game as Potomac Patriots finished with 32 penalty minutes. The leading offender was Jeffery Egan, who totaled six minutes in penalty time with three minors.

Potomac Patriots was led by TJ Hollen, who scored the team's only goal. Hollen scored on the power play 3:05 into the second period to make the score 1-1. A boarding penalty on Michael Root had put Potomac Patriots on the power play. Logan Nasr picked up the assist.

Patrick Anderson turned away 16 pucks between the pipes for Potomac Patriots.