Empire JHL 2012/2013
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South Shore squeaks by Maksymum, 3-2
Story by Narrative Science.
The South Shore Kings gutted out a close 3-2 win against the Maksymum Junior Hockey (Rochester).
Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, and Daniel Clifford's goal in the second period proved to be the difference maker.
South Shore was led by Clifford, who registered one goal. Clifford scored 20:26 into the second period to make the score 3-2 South Shore. Evan Jacques picked up the assist.
The Kings put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Maksymum to score on any of its four power plays. South Shore did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. The Kings put an average of 5.5 pucks into the net per game. South Shore found itself stymied offensively, and got off a mere 12 shots against the Junior Hockey (Rochester)'s defense.
South Shore additionally got points from Philip Falkof, who also had one goal and one assist. South Shore also got a goal from Corey Flynn as well. Other players who recorded assists for South Shore were Brandyn Fogarty and Paul Wagner, who contributed one a piece.
Maksymum excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances.
The Junior Hockey (Rochester) were helped by Dylan Versage, who grabbed one goal. Versage scored 19:59 into the first period to make the score 2-1 South Shore. Cam Cook provided the assist. Mikel Williams also scored for Maksymum. More assists for Maksymum came via Kevin Geeza and Michael Whitehair, who each chipped in one.
Kory LeBlanc made 15 saves before being replaced by Kevin Venturoso, who took the win and made 13 saves. The Kings incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Maksymum's Ian Sylves stopped nine shots out of the 10 that he faced. The Junior Hockey (Rochester) incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.