Empire JHL 2012/2013

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Florida Junior Blades rides Carter to victory over Florida Eels, 5-1

Germain Arena    Sun, Jan 27, 2013

Florida Junior Blades relied on the sparkling performance of Jacob Carter in net to grab a 5-1 win against Florida Eels.

Florida Junior Blades was led by Joshua Koerner, who finished with one goal and one assist. Koerner scored 10:11 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Florida Junior Blades. Troy Degler assisted on the tally.

The Florida Junior Blades penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled five minors and two majors for 30 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 17.0 minutes per game Florida Junior Blades had been spending in the box. Florida Junior Blades forced Florida Eels goalie Marc Terriault to work between the pipes, taking 51 shots.

Florida Junior Blades additionally got points from Chaise Howard, who also registered two goals and one assist to lead the team in points. Jacob Leonard also scored for Florida Junior Blades. More assists for Florida Junior Blades came via Daniel Thompson, Matt Benolkin, Saveliy Morozov, Austin Hefferin, and Adam Fowler, who each chipped in one.

Florida Eels was often in penalty trouble, totaling six minors and two majors for 32 minutes in penalty time. Florida Eels surpassed its season average of 15.0 penalty minutes per game. Florida Eels did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Florida Eels puts an average of 4.0 pucks into the net per game. Florida Eels kept Florida Junior Blades' goalie busy throughout the game, and Carter made 30 saves on 31 shots.

Florida Eels was led by Keanu Gallegos, who scored the team's only goal. Gallegos scored on the power play 6:00 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Florida Eels. Florida Eels had taken the advantage when Florida Junior Blades' Morozov got sent off for high sticking. Jonathan Carlson picked up the assist.

Florida Junior Blades registered two goals on six power play opportunities. Marc Terriault made 46 saves for Florida Eels on 51 shots. Florida Eels registered one goal on five power play opportunities.