Empire JHL 2012/2013
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Maksymum uses early goal to top Buffalo, 4-2
Story by Narrative Science.
Dylan Versage gave the Maksymum Junior Hockey (Rochester) the lead in the first period, and the Buffalo Stars was never able to catch up in a close game that ended 4-2.Maksymum took over the lead for good with a goal by Versage at 15:06 in the first period. Gregory Miller assisted on the tally.
Versage was all over the ice for the Junior Hockey (Rochester), as he registered two goals in the win.
Maksymum's penalty kill excelled, as the Junior Hockey (Rochester) gave up zero goals despite allowing six power plays.
Maksymum stifled Buffalo's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Stars were unable to stop the Junior Hockey (Rochester) from sending pucks towards the net, and Maksymum eventually piled up 72 shots on goal. The Junior Hockey (Rochester) could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 28 minutes in penalties during the game.
Maksymum also got points from Cam Cook, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Seth Giles also scored for Maksymum. Other players who recorded assists for Maksymum were Kevin DiMagno, who had two and Kevin Geeza and Michael Whitehair, who contributed one a piece.
Buffalo found itself short handed often, totaling 17 penalty minutes and allowing four power plays.
The Stars were helped by Patrick Schmelzinger, who had one goal. Schmelzinger scored 9:35 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Maksymum. Logan Conboy provided the assist. Buffalo also got a goal from Tyler States as well. More assists for Buffalo came via John Colvin, who had one.
Maksymum's Jake Bryniarski stopped 26 shots out of the 28 that he faced. Thomas Brown rejected 68 shots on goal for Buffalo.