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Tuttle's goals lift Valley to 5-1 victory over Salem
Story by Narrative Science.
Matthew Saraceno had a standout game with 34 saves, and the Valley Junior Warriors beat the Salem Ice Dogs 5-1.
Brandon Tuttle had a great game for Valley, netting two goals. Tuttle found the back of the net on the power play 16:31 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Valley and again while 18:11 into the third to make the score 4-1 Valley.
Salem's power play was ineffective against the Junior Warriors' penalty kill, which allowed zero goals while shorthanded.
Valley put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Ice Dogs to score on any of their six power plays. The Junior Warriors kept Salem's goalie busy throughout the game, and shawn horton made 46 saves on 51 shots. Valley outdid its season average for goals scored. The Junior Warriors average 2.9 goals per game. Valley could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 24 minutes in penalties during the game.
Connor Donahue also scored for Valley. More assists for Valley came via Brian Meany, Brendan Heinze, Rory OConnor, Brendan Philippon, and Cody Laperle, who each chipped in one and Matthew Culot and Andrew Sousa, who contributed two a piece.
The Junior Warriors were unable to stop the Ice Dogs from sending pucks towards the net, and Salem eventually piled up 35 shots on goal.
The Ice Dogs were led by Athanasi Kourkoulis, who scored the team's only goal. Kourkoulis scored 6:02 into the third period to make the score 3-1 Valley. Aaron Reddick picked up the assist.
Valley registered one goal on two power play opportunities. Salem incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.