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Garcia nets hat trick, leads Mass Maple Leafs to 9-5 win over New England Huskies

Skate 3 Arena - Red Rink    Sat, Feb 18, 2012

Kurtis Garcia netted a hat trick to lead Mass Maple Leafs over New England Huskies, 9-5.

Garcia's first goal came 5:37 into the first period. He then added goals at 1:58 into the second and at 11:05 into the third.

Mass Maple Leafs' offense efficiently hummed along to the tune of 53 shots put on New England Huskies' net. Mass Maple Leafs found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. Mass Maple Leafs averages six goals per game. Mass Maple Leafs' defense was uncharacteristically lax during the game. Mass Maple Leafs is averaging two goals against for the season. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.

Mass Maple Leafs additionally got points from Ian Maisonneuve, who also had two goals and two assists, Garcia, who also registered three goals and one assist, and Joseph Fernandes, who also tallied two goals and one assist. Mass Maple Leafs got a goal from Craig Parry as well. Other players who recorded assists for Mass Maple Leafs were Steven Hole and Jacob Dyl, who each chipped in one and Colin Cordeiro and Edward Botelho, who contributed three each.

New England Huskies forced Mass Maple Leafs' netminders to work hard to keep the puck out of the net, totaling 39 shots and forcing 34 saves. Donald Hesse made 27 stops and Cody Stocker made seven.

New England Huskies was helped by Keith Barnaby, who racked up two goals. Barnaby scored the first of his two goals short handed at 2:40 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Mass Maple Leafs. Eddie Barrasso picked up the assist. Barnaby's next tally short handed made the score 3-3 with 5:38 left in the second period. New England Huskies also got points from Dustin Paquette, who also had one goal and one assist and Barrasso, who also registered one goal and one assist. Shaun McLaughlin also scored for New England Huskies. In addition, New England Huskies received assists from Stephen Scrivener and Ryan LaPlante, who each chipped in one.

Mass Maple Leafs incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Nick Riseman turned away 44 pucks between the pipes for New England Huskies. New England Huskies totaled 23 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major and went 1-for-5 on the power play.