Empire JHL 2012/2013

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Frederick pulls away in second, rolls over NY AppleCore, 7-1

Skate Frederick    Sat, Jan 26, 2013

The Frederick Freeze scored five goals in the second period to pull away from the NY AppleCore Minor B and clinch a 7-1 win.

Nicholas Price quarterbacked Frederick's offense to perfection and bagged four assists in the Freeze's win over NY AppleCore.

Frederick was led by goalie Michal Marcinek, who finished with 30 saves while allowing one goal. Marcinek managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 2.94 prior to the game.

The Freeze forced their penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up 13 minors and one major for 31 minutes in penalty time. Frederick surpassed its season average of 20.0 penalty minutes per game. The Freeze forced the Minor B's netminders to work without much rest, getting 42 shots and forcing 35 saves. Justin Kapelmaster made 18 stops and Christoph Mutschin made 17. Frederick's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on 10 NY AppleCore power plays. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.

Frederick also got points from Zachary Pard, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Florian Cotera, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Reid Bibb also scored for Frederick. In addition, Frederick received assists from Michael Shearer, who had two and Ryley Harper, James Stiles, James Dorrian, Richard Novodomec, Logan Coomes, and Nathan Heffner, who each chipped in one.

NY AppleCore stifled the Freeze's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Minor B did not reach the goal total they have come to expect this season. NY AppleCore puts an average of 3.9 pucks into the net per game. The Minor B forced Frederick goalie Marcinek to work between the pipes, taking 31 shots. NY AppleCore's defense let in more goals than it usually has this year. The Minor B are averaging 2.4 goals against for the season. NY AppleCore struggled to stay out of the sin bin throughout the game as it finished the game with 18 penalty minutes for four opposing power plays.