Empire JHL 2012/2013

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NY AppleCore stifles Connecticut's comeback, gains 5-4 victory

SoNo Ice House    Sun, Nov 11, 2012

The NY AppleCore Minor B came close to giving away a three-goal lead to the Connecticut Oilers, but did just enough to escape with a 5-4 victory.

NY AppleCore led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when the Minor B's John Stevenson's scored on the power play at 14:46 in the first period to put NY AppleCore up 3-0.

Jonas Toupal was all over the ice for the Minor B, as he tallied two goals and one assist in the win. Toupal scored the first of his two goals at 6:05 into the first period to make the score 1-0 NY AppleCore. Andrew DeAngelis picked up the assist. Toupal's next tally made the score 5-3 NY AppleCore with 17:18 left in the third period. Nolan Pues provided the assist.

NY AppleCore's defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in three goals.

Liam Pues also scored for NY AppleCore. In addition, NY AppleCore received assists from Andrew Barroso, Nicolas Jasmin, and Robert DeLury, who each chipped in two.

Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.

Connecticut was helped by Mark Leprine, who tallied one goal and two assists. Leprine scored on the power play 18:21 into the third period to make the score 5-4 NY AppleCore. A slashing penalty on Barroso had put the Oilers on the power play. Stephan Seeger picked up the assist. Connecticut additionally got points from Seeger, who also racked up one goal and two assists and Ryan Harper, who also had one goal and one assist. Connecticut also got a goal from David Landau as well. More assists for Connecticut came via McKay Flanagan and Tommy Green, who contributed one a piece.

Christoph Mutschin recorded 23 saves for the Minor B. NY AppleCore incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Connecticut's Zachary Geller stopped 19 shots out of the 24 that he faced. The Oilers incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors.