Playoffs 2012

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Grimsby uses early goal to top Glanbrook, 5-3

Niagara Jr. C Head Office    Fri, Mar 02, 2012

Connor Rilett gave the Grimsby Peach Kings the lead in the first period, and the Glanbrook Rangers was never able to catch up in a close game that ended 5-3.

Rilett provided Grimsby with the game-winning tally when he scored 13:29 into the the first period. Jason McNeil provided the assist.

The win gave the Peach Kings a 2-0 lead in the best of seven series.

Colin Wierts had two goals to lead Grimsby to victory. Wierts found the back of the net 3:26 into the first period to make the score 1-1 and again while on the power play 13:19 into the third to make the score 5-3 Grimsby.

The Peach Kings' penalty kill excelled, as Grimsby gave up one goal despite allowing six power plays.

The Peach Kings made Glanbrook's netminders to work hard to keep the puck out of the net, launching 34 shots and forcing 29 saves. Tyler Leach made 16 stops and Matt Sagrott made 13. Grimsby capitalized on the Rangers' penalties, netting two goals while skating with a man advantage. The Peach Kings' penalty killing units received substantial work throughout the game as Grimsby finished with 26 penalty minutes.

Drew Whalen also scored for Grimsby. More assists for Grimsby came via Dan Lamarre, who had two, Mathew Paonessa, who had three, and ZaK McQuade, Des Cowan, Robert Wormald, and Chris Mcquade, who contributed one a piece.

Glanbrook was led by Kevin Matthews, who registered one goal and two assists. Matthews scored 1:35 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Glanbrook. Alexander Cappelletti picked up the assist. Glanbrook also got a goal from David Ferritto as well. In addition, Glanbrook received assists from Anthony Sanelli, who had one.

Jeremy Currie made six saves before being replaced by Jonathon Dilario, who took the win and made 18 saves. The Peach Kings ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Curtis Jacques was ejected from the game. The Rangers incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. For Glanbrook, Joe Young was ejected from the game.