Empire JHL 2012/2013

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Florida Junior Blades blows out Space Coast, 7-0

Germain Arena    Sun, Sep 30, 2012

Florida Junior Blades had a four-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 7-0 win over the Space Coast Hurricanes.

Florida Junior Blades was paced by Chaise Howard, who grabbed one goal. Howard scored on the power play 1:44 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Florida Junior Blades. Florida Junior Blades had gained a power play chance when Dalton Francik was whistled for high sticking. Troy Degler assisted on the tally.

Florida Junior Blades forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up six minors and two majors for 22 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 12.0 minutes per game Florida Junior Blades had been spending in the box. Florida Junior Blades forced Space Coast's netminders to work in net, finishing with 78 shots and forcing 71 saves. Patrick Tepedino made three stops and Harrison Vangellow made 68. Florida Junior Blades stifled the Hurricanes' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Florida Junior Blades' goal total was higher than its season average. Florida Junior Blades averages 3.5 goals per game.

Florida Junior Blades additionally got points from Degler, who also tallied one goal and two assists to lead the team in points and Joshua Koerner, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Florida Junior Blades included Daniel Thompson, who had two and Chris Lepore and Michael Haskins, who each put in one. In addition, Florida Junior Blades received assists from Jacob Leonard, Max Cobb, Jonathan Davidson, and Trevor Mullaly, who each chipped in one and Kilian McNamara, Matt Benolkin, and Adam Fowler, who contributed two a piece.

The Space Coast penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled eight minors and one major for 21 minutes in penalty time. The Hurricanes surpassed its season average of 18.0 penalty minutes per game.

Florida Junior Blades' Jacob Carter stopped 22 shots out of the 22 that he faced. Florida Junior Blades registered three goals on six power play opportunities. Space Coast registered zero goals on five power play opportunities.