Empire JHL 2012/2013

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Suffolk squeaks by Frederick, 4-2

Skate Frederick    Sun, Oct 14, 2012

The Suffolk PAL gutted out a close 4-2 win against the Frederick Freeze.

Each team kept the other at bay throughout the game, and Joseph Quinn secured the win for Suffolk with a goal in the second period.

Frederick's power play was ineffective against the PAL's penalty kill, which allowed one goal while shorthanded.

Suffolk was paced by Quinn, who finished with one goal. Quinn scored on the power play 11:57 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Suffolk. The PAL earned a power play opportunity when Ian Soifer was put in the box for high sticking. Tyler Murphy provided the assist.

Referees had their hands full with a major incident at 20:00 into the third period. Four fighting penalties were dished out along with two game misconducts.

Suffolk was often in penalty trouble, totaling 12 minors and three majors for 69 minutes in penalty time. The PAL had been averaging 19.0 minutes in penalties per game.

Suffolk also got points from Benjamin Sorkin, who also had one goal and one assist. Michael Leone also scored for Suffolk. More assists for Suffolk came via Nicholas Ambery, Thomas Dunn, Joseph Duszak, and Christopher Stemke, who each chipped in one.

The the Freeze penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled 10 minors and three majors for 65 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 20.0 minutes per game Frederick had been spending in the box. The Freeze kept Suffolk's goalie busy throughout the game, and Peter Fosso made 43 saves on 45 shots.

Frederick was helped by Samuel Buran, who registered one goal. Buran scored 7:12 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Frederick. Ryley Harper assisted on the tally. Frederick also got a goal from Pierce McCaull as well. In addition, Frederick received assists from Casey Donegan and Adam Gnatowski, who contributed one a piece.

The PAL registered two goals on seven power play opportunities. For Suffolk, Leone and Matthew Gault were ejected from the contest. The Freeze's starting goalie, Daniel Dolliver, made 13 saves and finished with the loss before he was taken out in favor of Michal Marcinek, who stopped 10 shots. Frederick ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Buran was ejected from the game.