Empire JHL 2012/2013
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Florida Junior Blades shrugs off penalties, upends Maksymum, 4-1
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Florida Junior Blades' penalty kill was superb, as Florida Junior Blades survived multiple penalties to beat the Maksymum Junior Hockey (Rochester), 4-1.
Florida Junior Blades was led by Joshua Koerner, who finished with one goal. Koerner scored on the power play 7:23 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Florida Junior Blades. Florida Junior Blades had gotten the advantage when Maksymum's Joseph Snook was sent off for charging.
Florida Junior Blades forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up 10 minors and one major for 25 minutes in penalty time. Florida Junior Blades had been averaging 18.0 minutes in penalties per game. Florida Junior Blades excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in seven chances. Florida Junior Blades forced the Junior Hockey (Rochester) goalie Jake Bryniarski to work between the pipes, taking 50 shots.
Florida Junior Blades additionally got points from Austin Hefferin, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Matt Benolkin also scored for Florida Junior Blades. More assists for Florida Junior Blades came via Daniel Thompson and Troy Degler, who contributed one a piece.
The Maksymum penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled 10 minors and one major for 25 minutes in penalty time. The Junior Hockey (Rochester) surpassed its season average of 19.0 penalty minutes per game. Maksymum could not produce up to it normal offensive output. The Junior Hockey (Rochester) average 3.4 goals per game.
Maksymum was led by Gregory Miller, who scored the team's only goal. Miller scored 6:41 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Florida Junior Blades. William Holbrook picked up the assist.
Jacob Carter made 22 saves for Florida Junior Blades on 23 shots. Florida Junior Blades registered one goal on eight power play opportunities. The Junior Hockey (Rochester)'s Bryniarski stopped 46 shots out of the 50 that he faced.