Empire JHL 2012/2013

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Frederick's comeback falls short, Jersey Wildcats wins 6-4

Aspen Ice at Randolph    Sun, Dec 16, 2012

The Frederick Freeze almost clawed their way back from a three-goal deficit, but Jersey Wildcats managed to pull out a 6-4 win in the end.

Jersey Wildcats led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when Jersey Wildcats' Erik Andersson's scored at 1:22 in the third period to put Jersey Wildcats up 5-2.

Jersey Wildcats forced Frederick goalie Michal Marcinek to work between the pipes, taking 48 shots. Jersey Wildcats surpassed its usual scoring output this season. Jersey Wildcats has scored at the pace of 3.6 goals per game during the current campaign. Team could not crack the Freeze's penalty kill and was held to one power play goal while having nine opportunities to play with the man advantage.

Jersey Wildcats was helped by Ryan Demgard, who grabbed two goals. Demgard scored the first of his two goals at 11:13 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Jersey Wildcats. Max Vorob provided the assist. Demgard's next tally made the score 3-1 Jersey Wildcats with 1:11 left in the first period. Vorob assisted on the tally. Zachary Chamberlain also scored for Jersey Wildcats. Other players who recorded assists for Jersey Wildcats were Jack Green, who had two and John Buckley, William Hoer, Ryan Strapp, Brandon Crawley, Geoffrey Liter, Cory DeCosta, Alexander Wizna, and Zakariya Sheikh, who contributed one a piece.

Frederick's offense rang up 58 shots on Jersey Wildcats' net. The Freeze could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 20 minutes in penalties during the game.

Frederick was led by Reid Bibb, who had two goals. Bibb scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 9:17 into the first period to make the score 1-1. The Freeze had gained a power play chance when DeCosta was whistled for roughing. Logan Coomes picked up the assist. Bibb's next tally on the power play made the score 5-3 Jersey Wildcats with 5:58 left in the third period. Frederick also got a goal from Samuel Buran as well. In addition, Frederick received assists from Zachary Pard, who had one.

Grant Perry made 54 saves for Jersey Wildcats on 58 shots. Jersey Wildcats incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Marcinek rejected 42 shots on goal for Frederick. The Freeze registered one goal on four power play opportunities.