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Syracuse vanquishes Jersey Wildcats in shootout, 4-3 (1-0 SO)

Cicero NHL    Sun, Nov 04, 2012

Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Syracuse Junior Stars defeated Jersey Wildcats in a shootout 4-3 (1-0 SO).

The shootout lasted for five attempts between the teams.

Syracuse came back from a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. The Junior Stars trailed 3-1 after a goal by Jersey Wildcats' John Wollmuth at 17:38 in the second period. Syracuse knotted things up at 3-3 on a goal by Tom Nicholson at 5:52 in the third period.

The Junior Stars excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. Syracuse forced Jersey Wildcats goalie Grant Perry to work between the pipes, taking 50 shots.

The Junior Stars were led by Jesse Farabee, who tallied one goal and one assist. Farabee scored on the power play 14 seconds into the third period to make the score 3-2 Jersey Wildcats. Garth Gray provided the assist. Syracuse also got a goal from Mike Seifert as well. In addition, Syracuse received assists from Matt Madden, who had one and Tyler OMara, who had two.

Syracuse was unable to stop Jersey Wildcats from sending pucks towards the net, and Jersey Wildcats eventually piled up 62 shots on goal.

Jersey Wildcats was helped by Erik Andersson, who finished with one goal. Andersson scored 15:54 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Jersey Wildcats. Jack Green picked up the assist. Jersey Wildcats also got points from John Buckley, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Wollmuth, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Jersey Wildcats were Geoffrey Liter, who had one and Max Vorob, who had two.

Nate Skidmore made 59 saves for the Junior Stars on 62 shots. Syracuse incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Perry rejected 46 shots on goal for Jersey Wildcats. Jersey Wildcats incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.