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South Shore rips Portland, 9-1

Foxboro Rink 1    Sun, Oct 14, 2012

The South Shore Kings had a four-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 9-1 win over the Portland Jr Pirates.

South Shore's penalty kill excelled, as the Kings gave up zero goals despite allowing nine power plays.

South Shore was led by Evan Jacques, who racked up one goal and one assist. Jacques scored on the power play 18:37 into the first period to make the score 2-0 South Shore. The Kings had gained a power play chance when Ryan Locke was whistled for cross checking. Daniel Clifford assisted on the tally.

South Shore was often in penalty trouble, totaling 12 minors and one major for 59 minutes in penalty time. The Kings surpassed its season average of 23.0 penalty minutes per game. South Shore made Portland's goalies to work between the pipes, launching 47 shots and forcing 38 saves. Maxwell Boucher made 23 stops and Christopher Storey made 15. The Kings stifled the Jr Pirates' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. South Shore surpassed its usual scoring output this season. The Kings have scored at the pace of 5.2 goals per game during the current campaign.

South Shore additionally got points from Paul Wagner, who also finished with one goal and one assist. South Shore also had goals scored by Beau Starrett, who had two, Kevin Divver, who had three, and Philip Falkof and Dylan_P Burns, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for South Shore were Brian Cahalane, Dillon Gargano, Connor Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Brandyn Fogarty, Arturs Buss, and JB Sweeney, who contributed one a piece and William Sweezey and Owen Campbell, who each chipped in two.

Portland forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up 18 minors and one major for 81 minutes in penalty time. The Jr Pirates had been averaging 25.0 minutes in penalties per game.

Portland was led by Evan Jewell, who scored the team's only goal. Jewell scored 16:55 into the second period to make the score 5-1 South Shore.

Kory LeBlanc made 14 saves for South Shore on 15 shots. The Kings registered two goals on 11 power play opportunities.