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Springfield beats Portland 5-2 as Schinabeck gets hat trick
Story by Narrative Science.
Thane Schinabeck netted a hat trick to lead the Springfield Pics over the Portland Jr Pirates, 5-2.Schinabeck got on the scoresheet 18:11 into the first period. He then added goals at 11:05 into the third and at 18:13 into the third.
Springfield made Jr Pirates' goaltenders to work hard to keep the puck out of the net, launching 58 shots and forcing 53 saves. Maxwell Boucher made 46 stops and Cam Riddle made seven. The Pics excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. Springfield was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 20 penalty minutes.
Joe Mercadante also scored for Springfield. Other players who recorded assists for Springfield were Brandon Korytko, who had three and Cameron Beaulieu and Nicholas Sibilia, who each chipped in one.
Portland forced the Pics goalie Matthew Blascak to work between the pipes, taking 46 shots. The Jr Pirates' penalty killing units received substantial work throughout the game as Portland finished with 24 penalty minutes.
The Jr Pirates were helped by Nathan Bergeron, who tallied one goal. Bergeron scored 7:40 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Timothy Storey provided the assist. Portland also got a goal from Nick Robinson as well. In addition, Portland received assists from Jason Harmon, who had one and Callen Morisseau, who had two.
Blascak rejected 44 shots on goal for Springfield. The Pics registered zero goals on two power play opportunities. For Portland, Nicholas Whitten was ejected from the game.