Empire JHL 2012/2013
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East Coast wins tough contest against Boston Bandits, 4-2
Story by Narrative Science.
The East Coast Eagles gutted out a close 4-2 win against Boston Bandits.
Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, and Collin Duffy's goal in the second period proved to be the difference maker.
Graff Richards was a peerless playmaker for East Coast, as he dished out four to beat Boston Bandits,.
The Eagles' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on three Boston Bandits power plays.
East Coast additionally got points from Jacob Weldon, who also had one goal and one assist. East Coast also got a goal from Matthew Burleson as well. More assists for East Coast came via Zachary Mabie, who had one.
Boston Bandits managed to stay out of the box better than usual, finishing with one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Boston Bandits finished below its season average of 15.0 penalty minutes per game. Boston Bandits could not produce up to it normal offensive output. Boston Bandits averages 4.6 goals per game.
Boston Bandits was helped by Kevin Yun, who tallied one goal. Yun scored 9:24 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Boston Bandits. Connor Wiggins picked up the assist. Brandon Seal also scored for Boston Bandits. In addition, Boston Bandits received assists from Matthew Grzybinski, Erik Hajdu, and Taylor Hale, who contributed one a piece.
East Coast's Cory Lignelli stopped 20 shots out of the 22 that he faced. The Eagles incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Ryan McCarthy rejected 20 shots on goal for Boston Bandits.