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Maksymum wins tough contest against Syracuse, 3-2
Story by Narrative Science.
In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the Maksymum Junior Hockey (Rochester) escaped with a 3-2 victory over the Syracuse Junior Stars.
Each team kept the other at bay throughout the game, and Corey Sherman secured the win for Maksymum with a goal in the third period.
Syracuse's power play was ineffective against the Junior Hockey (Rochester)'s penalty kill, which allowed one goal while shorthanded.
Maksymum was led by Sherman, who racked up one goal. Sherman scored 16:46 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Maksymum. William Holbrook assisted on the tally.
The Junior Hockey (Rochester) forced the Junior Stars goalie Nate Skidmore to work between the pipes, taking 50 shots.
The Syracuse penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled 10 minors and one major for 25 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 17.0 minutes per game the Junior Stars had been spending in the box. Syracuse put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Maksymum to score on any of its eight power plays.
The Junior Stars were helped by Joey Rutkowski, who had one goal. Rutkowski scored on the power play 24 seconds into the third period to make the score 2-2. Tyler OMara picked up the assist. Syracuse also got a goal from Mike Seifert as well. Other players who recorded assists for Syracuse were Jesse Farabee and Garth Gray, who contributed one a piece.
Jake Bryniarski recorded 21 saves for the Junior Hockey (Rochester). Maksymum ended with 17 minutes in penalty time with six minors and one major. Nate Skidmore made 47 saves for Syracuse on 50 shots.