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Yates' hat trick boosts Bay State over Salem, 8-4

Rockland Arena    Sun, Oct 21, 2012

Gavin Yates netted a hat trick to lead the Bay State Breakers over the Salem Ice Dogs, 8-4.

Yates notched his first tally 45 seconds into the first period. He then added goals at 29 seconds into the second and at 10:45 into the third.

Bay State pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 12 penalty minutes.

The Breakers excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in six chances. Bay State forced Salem goalie Bradley Radin to work between the pipes, taking 55 shots. The Breakers outdid their season average for goals scored. Bay State has scored at the pace of 4.7 goals per game during the current campaign. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with four goals.

Bay State also got points from John Duranczyk, who also had one goal and one assist, Christopher Perry, who also racked up one goal and one assist, John Sheehan, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Ryan ODonnell, who also registered one goal and two assists to lead the team in points, and Nicholas Russo, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Bay State were Ryan Dunn, Kevin Sheehan, and Thomas Cahill, who each chipped in one and Charles Murphy, Henry Nelson, and Antonio Marini, who contributed two a piece.

The Ice Dogs were helped by Adam Merry, who had two goals. Merry scored the first of his two goals at 6:10 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Merry's next tally made the score 4-3 Salem with 19:06 left in the second period. Aaron Reddick assisted on the tally. Salem additionally got points from Christopher Minter, who also finished with one goal and one assist and Nicholas Latham, who also registered one goal and one assist. More assists for Salem came via Raymond Jacques, Maximillian DelVento, and Michael Kelleher, who each chipped in one.

Paul LaPlante made six saves before being replaced by Trevor Trudeau, who took the win and made 20 saves. The Breakers registered two goals on six power play opportunities. Radin recorded 47 saves for Salem. The Ice Dogs incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.