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Florida Junior Blades uses big second period to beat Florida Eels, 9-3

Germain Arena    Sun, Dec 09, 2012

Florida Junior Blades used a four-goal second period to put away Florida Eels, 9-3.

Joshua Koerner had one goal and two assists to lead Florida Junior Blades. Koerner scored 3:09 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Florida Junior Blades. Troy Degler assisted on the tally.

Florida Eels' 10 penalties came back to haunt it, as Florida Eels let up five goals while on the penalty kill.

Florida Junior Blades' offense rang up 50 shots on Florida Eels' net. Florida Junior Blades surpassed its usual scoring output this season. Florida Junior Blades averages 4.3 goals per game. Florida Junior Blades struggled to stay out of the sin bin throughout the game as it finished the game with 20 penalty minutes for seven opposing power plays.

Florida Junior Blades additionally got points from Daniel Thompson, who also tallied two goals and one assist, Degler, who also racked up one goal and two assists, Austin Hefferin, who also had one goal and one assist, and Jonathan Davidson, who also registered one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Florida Junior Blades included Brant Takmajian, who had one and Chris Lepore, who had two. In addition, Florida Junior Blades received assists from Chaise Howard, who had two, Matt Benolkin, who had three, and Matthew Salera, Jeffrey Solow, and Max Cobb, who contributed one a piece.

Florida Eels forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up nine minors and one major for 23 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 14.0 minutes per game Florida Eels had been spending in the box. Florida Eels kept Florida Junior Blades' goalie busy throughout the game, and Jacob Carter made 28 saves on 31 shots.

Florida Eels was led by Alexander Sanchez, who tallied two goals. Sanchez scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 4:14 into the third period to make the score 6-2 Florida Junior Blades. A slashing penalty on Benolkin had put Florida Eels on the power play. Max Mazzullo picked up the assist. Sanchez's next tally on the power play made the score 6-3 Florida Junior Blades with 11:57 left in the third period. Florida Eels had gotten the advantage when Florida Junior Blades' Thompson was sent off for slashing. Brian Dennerlein provided the assist. Joshua DeLezenne also scored for Florida Eels. Other players who recorded assists for Florida Eels were Matthew Kiesel and Patrick Daniels, who each chipped in one.

Marc Terriault recorded 41 saves for Florida Eels.