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Smiths Falls survives Gloucester comeback, wins 5-3
Story by Narrative Science.
The Gloucester Rangers tried their best to erase a four-goal deficit, but the Smiths Falls Bears would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 5-3.
Smiths Falls made the score 5-1 on a goal by Jeffrey Carroll at 2:50 in the third period, and Gloucester got as close as 5-3 when Travis Meyer scored 19:39 into the third period.
Chris Maniccia was all over the ice for the Bears, as he grabbed two goals in the win. Maniccia scored on the power play at 4:18 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Smiths Falls and again while on the power play 13:12 into the second to make the score 2-1 Smiths Falls.
Smiths Falls forced the Rangers goalie Gunner Rivers to work between the pipes, taking 32 shots.
Smiths Falls additionally got points from Michael Buonincontri, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Smiths Falls also got a goal from Nic Marchand as well. In addition, Smiths Falls received assists from Connor McLaren, who had one, Patrick Sexton, who had two, and Tyler Akeson, who had four.
Gloucester's offense rang up 35 shots on the Bears' net. The Rangers were held back by their power play unit, which tallied two goals on 11 chances.
Gloucester was helped by Alexandre Boivin, who had one goal. Boivin scored on the power play 6:35 into the second period to make the score 1-1. The Rangers had gained a power play chance when Adam Abu-Ali was whistled for slashing. Cory Durocher assisted on the tally. Chad Millett also scored for Gloucester. Other players who recorded assists for Gloucester were Stefan Valvur, Sam Dudly, Kyle Leduc, Christian Leger, and Austin Romzek, who contributed one a piece.
Jimmy Howe recorded 32 saves for Smiths Falls. The Bears incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with 11 minors. Gloucester's Rivers stopped 27 shots out of the 32 that he faced. The Rangers incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with nine minors.