Empire JHL 2012/2013
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South Shore squeaks by Jersey Hitmen, 3-2
Story by Narrative Science.
The South Shore Kings gutted out a close 3-2 win against Jersey Hitmen.
Neither team gained more than a one-goal lead, and Beau Starrett's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker.
South Shore's penalty kill excelled, as the Kings gave up zero goals despite allowing seven power plays.
South Shore was sparked by Starrett, who had one goal. Starrett scored on the power play 8:38 into the third period to make the score 3-2 South Shore. The Kings had gotten the advantage when Jersey Hitmen's Glenn Florczak was sent off for unsportsmanlike conduct. Brian Cahalane picked up the assist.
South Shore stifled Jersey Hitmen's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Kings were held below their usual level of production. South Shore averages 5.3 goals per game. The Kings' penalty killing units received substantial work throughout the game as South Shore finished with 19 penalty minutes.
South Shore also got a goal from Dylan B Burns as well. Other players who recorded assists for South Shore were Kevin Divver, Connor Johnson, Derek Johnson, and Paul Wagner, who contributed one a piece.
Jersey Hitmen was helped by Dylan Healey, who racked up one goal. Healey scored 18:56 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Jersey Hitmen. Florczak provided the assist. Jersey Hitmen additionally got points from James Martello, who also tallied one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. More assists for Jersey Hitmen came via Jonathan Spada and David Kleyman, who each chipped in one.
Kory LeBlanc made 25 saves for the Kings on 27 shots. South Shore registered one goal on three power play opportunities. Ryan Glander recorded 26 saves for Jersey Hitmen. Jersey Hitmen incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.