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Boston Bandits uses fast start to beat Valley, 11-2

Haverhill-North 1    Sun, Sep 16, 2012

The Valley Junior Warriors fell behind early, and Boston Bandits kept piling on the points on the way to an 11-2 victory.

Michael Nyitray had one goal and four assists to lead Boston Bandits. Nyitray scored 3:59 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Boston Bandits. Matthew Grzybinski picked up the assist.

Boston Bandits made Valley's goaltenders to work hard to keep the puck out of the net, finishing with 52 shots and forcing 41 saves. Matthew Saraceno made 31 stops and Ryan LaCroix made 10. Boston Bandits took advantage of the Junior Warriors' penalties, tallying three goals off of four power play opportunities. The defensemen of Boston Bandits were also effective in Valley's zone, and came away with three goals.

Boston Bandits additionally got points from Grzybinski, who also registered two goals and two assists, Connor Court, who also had one goal and two assists, and Raymond Wilson, who also racked up two goals and two assists. Others who scored for Boston Bandits included Connor Wiggins, who had two and John Malewicz, Brandon Seal, and Derek Ridgway, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Boston Bandits were Kevin Yun, Wesley Monson, Justin Provencher, and Aharon Lara, who each chipped in one and Ian Drexler and Michael Taormina, who contributed two a piece.

The Junior Warriors were helped by Matthew Culot, who racked up one goal and one assist. Culot scored 6:20 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Luke Miller assisted on the tally. Valley also got points from Miller, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. In addition, Valley received assists from Brendan Philippon and Aaron Fiske, who each chipped in one.

Boston Bandits took out Brett Smith after he had made 13 saves and installed Stephane Meunier in goal, where he finished with 10 saves and the win. Boston Bandits incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors. Valley totaled 23 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major and went 1-for-5 on the power play. For the Junior Warriors, Brandon Tuttle was ejected from the game.