Empire JHL 2012/2013
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NY AppleCore hangs on, beats Jersey Hitmen 1-0
Story by Narrative Science.
The NY AppleCore Minor B beat Jersey Hitmen, 1-0, in a contest where the winning goal was scored in the first period but the game remained close throughout.Jonathan Kaszuba provided NY AppleCore with the game-winning tally when he scored 15:37 into the the first period. The Minor B had gotten the advantage when Jersey Hitmen's Joe Masonius was sent off for holding. Cale Schoenberg provided the assist.
NY AppleCore was boosted by Justin Kapelmaster, who turned in a shutout with 41 saves. Kapelmaster managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 2.16 prior to the game.
The Minor B were led by Kaszuba, who registered one goal.
NY AppleCore was often in penalty trouble, totaling six minors and one major for 37 minutes in penalty time. The Minor B surpassed its season average of 16.0 penalty minutes per game. NY AppleCore excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. The Minor B were held below their usual level of production. NY AppleCore puts an average of 3.5 pucks into the net per game. The Minor B's defensive effort looked to be improved. NY AppleCore allows 2.3 goals per game.
Other players who recorded assists for NY AppleCore were Blake Manginell, who had one.
Jersey Hitmen did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Jersey Hitmen averages 4.1 goals per game. Jersey Hitmen's offense rang up 41 shots on the Minor B's net. Jersey Hitmen was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 28 penalty minutes.
NY AppleCore registered one goal on six power play opportunities. The Minor B ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Michael Rodriguez was ejected from the game. Ryan Glander rejected 25 shots on goal for Jersey Hitmen.