Empire JHL 2012/2013

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New Hampshire beats South Shore 7-3 as Tracy gets hat trick

Tri-Town Rink    Sat, Dec 15, 2012

Shane Tracy netted a hat trick to lead the New Hampshire Jr Monarchs over the South Shore Kings, 7-3.

Tracy notched his first tally 8:28 into the first period. He then added goals at 3:15 into the third and at 16:32 into the third.

New Hampshire pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 51 penalty minutes.

The Jr Monarchs forced South Shore goalie James Dunn to work between the pipes, taking 36 shots.

New Hampshire also got points from Ross Mandigo, who also racked up two goals and one assist. New Hampshire also got a goal from Connor Merrick as well. In addition, New Hampshire received assists from Davis Algra, Ty Anderson, and Christopher Moquin, who contributed one a piece.

The Kings were often in penalty trouble, totaling nine minors and one major for 33 minutes in penalty time. South Shore surpassed its season average of 20.0 penalty minutes per game. The Kings kept New Hampshire's goalie busy throughout the game, and Cole Burack made 34 saves on 37 shots. South Shore had trouble converting on the power play advantage, managing just one goal on nine chances.

The Kings were helped by Arturs Buss, who registered one goal. Buss scored on the power play 19:11 into the first period to make the score 2-1 New Hampshire. South Shore earned a power play opportunity when Merrick was put in the box for cross checking. Paul Marino assisted on the tally. Kyle Johnson also scored for South Shore. More assists for South Shore came via Daniel Clifford, Connor Johnson, and Eriks Smulko, who each chipped in one.

The Jr Monarchs registered three goals on 10 power play opportunities. For New Hampshire, Nate Philbrick was ejected from the game. The Kings' Dunn stopped 29 shots out of the 34 that he faced. South Shore ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Paul Wagner was ejected from the game.