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Aylmer blows out New Hamburg, 5-1
Story by Narrative Science.
The New Hamburg Firebirds had trouble finding ways to stop the Aylmer Spitfires, which beat Firebirds, 5-1.
The win moved Aylmer to down 2-1 in the best of seven series.
New Hamburg was stymied by the Spitfires netminder Brian Valentine, who stopped 27 shots during the victory. Valentine managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 2.53 prior to the game.
Eric Nemeth had a great game for Aylmer, netting two goals. Nemeth's tallies came at 1:23 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Aylmer and 10:23 into the second to make the score 3-0 Aylmer.
The Spitfires put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Firebirds to score on any of their five power plays. Aylmer kept New Hamburg's goalie busy throughout the game, and Chad Nelson made 26 saves on 31 shots.
Scott Mugford also scored for Aylmer. Other players who recorded assists for Aylmer were Curtis Roloson, who had one and Adam Brisson and Mike Lynch, who each chipped in two.
The Firebirds could not produce up to they normal offensive output. New Hamburg puts an average of three pucks into the net per game. The Firebirds had trouble staying out of the sin bin throughout the game as they finished the game with 34 penalty minutes for eight opposing power plays. The leading offender was Garrett Fisher, who totaled 12 minutes in penalty time with one minor and one misconduct.
New Hamburg was led by Nick Pope, who scored the team's only goal. Pope scored 16:42 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Aylmer. Jaden Goetz provided the assist.
The Spitfires incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with four minors.