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Hampton Roads uses shootout to best East Coast, 6-5 (2-1 SO)

Chilled Ponds I.S.C.    Sat, Sep 22, 2012

Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Hampton Roads Whalers defeated the East Coast Eagles in a shootout 6-5 (2-1 SO).

The two teams needed seven turns to complete the shootout. East Coast got a shootout goal from Matt Burleson. In addition to the clincher, Hampton Roads got a shootout goal from Jeremy Wilson.

Jonathon Jones had two goals to lead the Whalers to victory. Jones scored on the power play at 1:48 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Hampton Roads and again while short handed 14:10 into the third to make the score 5-4 Hampton Roads.

The Eagles were doomed by their poor performance on special teams, as Hampton Roads was able to score four times while on the power play.

The Whalers kept East Coast's goalie busy throughout the game, and Cory Lignelli made 32 saves on 38 shots.

Trent Carter also scored for Hampton Roads. In addition, Hampton Roads received assists from Kyle Buchanan, who had three and Michael Addison and Alexander Dempsey, who each chipped in one.

Hampton Roads was unable to stop the Eagles from sending pucks towards the net, and East Coast eventually piled up 49 shots on goal. The Eagles were hit hard by penalties in the contest, and totaled six minors and one major for 17 minutes in penalty time. East Coast got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game.

The Eagles were helped by Jacob Weldon, who had one goal and two assists. Weldon scored 10:58 into the first period to make the score 1-0 East Coast. Thomas Gilmartin assisted on the tally. East Coast additionally got points from Burleson, who also tallied one goal and two assists, Riley Allen, who also racked up one goal and one assist, and Graff Richards, who also registered one goal and one assist. East Coast also got a goal from Christopher Grosvenor as well. More assists for East Coast came via Bruce Chappell, who had one.

Taylor Brost rejected 44 shots on goal for the Whalers. Hampton Roads incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. East Coast registered two goals on five power play opportunities.