Empire JHL 2012/2013
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Jersey Hitmen outlasts South Shore, 4-2
Story by Narrative Science.
In a game where neither team could get a cushion, Jersey Hitmen escaped with a 4-2 victory over the South Shore Kings.
Jersey Hitmen gained the winning advantage on a goal by Joe Campisano 49 seconds into the second period and hung on until final buzzer.
James Martello had a great game for Jersey Hitmen, netting two goals. Martello found the back of the net short handed 18:07 into the third period to make the score 3-1 Jersey Hitmen and again while 19:24 into the third to make the score 4-2 Jersey Hitmen.
South Shore's power play was ineffective against Jersey Hitmen's penalty kill, which allowed one goal while shorthanded.
The Jersey Hitmen penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled seven minors and one major for 29 minutes in penalty time. Jersey Hitmen had been averaging 18.0 minutes in penalties per game.
Chris Peterson also scored for Jersey Hitmen. Other players who recorded assists for Jersey Hitmen were Eddie Coxe and Nazhir Gichibekov, who each chipped in one and Cody Calcagno and Dylan Healey, who contributed two a piece.
The Kings' offense operated below they season average. South Shore averages 5.2 goals per game. The Kings' defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals.
South Shore was helped by Paul Wagner, who finished with one goal. Wagner scored on the power play 18:26 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Jersey Hitmen. The Kings earned a power play opportunity when Campisano was put in the box for checking from behind. Beau Starrett assisted on the tally. South Shore also got points from Paul Marino, who also grabbed one goal and one assist.
Michael OMaley rejected 27 shots on goal for Jersey Hitmen. Jersey Hitmen registered one goal on five power play opportunities. Kory LeBlanc recorded 20 saves for South Shore. The Kings incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.