Empire JHL 2012/2013

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Islanders survives New Hampshire comeback, wins 6-5

Tri-Town Rink    Sun, Mar 03, 2013

The New Hampshire Jr Monarchs tried their best to erase a two-goal deficit, but Islanders would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 6-5.

Islanders made the score 6-4 on a goal by Justin Fisher at 6:22 in the third period, and New Hampshire got as close as 6-5 when Connor Merrick scored 15:10 into the third period.

Islanders got the win thanks to a great game by William Platt, who had two goals and two assists. Platt scored the first of his two goals at 2:45 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Thomas Missert picked up the assist. Platt's next tally made the score 5-4 Islanders with 1:59 left in the second period. Daniel Giffone provided the assist.

Islanders forced the Jr Monarchs goalie Dylan Palmer to work between the pipes, taking 36 shots. Islanders found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. Islanders averages 3.4 goals per game. Islanders could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 32 minutes in penalties during the game.

Islanders additionally got points from David Wilcox, who also finished with one goal and one assist, Kirill Frolov, who also had one goal and one assist, and Fisher, who also finished with one goal and two assists. Christopher Maksut also scored for Islanders. In addition, Islanders received assists from Jonathan Pate, who had two.

New Hampshire's offense rang up 75 shots on Islanders' net. The Jr Monarchs' defense let in more goals than it usually has this year. New Hampshire is averaging 2.3 goals against for the season. The Jr Monarchs were ineffective while on the power play, as they were held to one goal off of nine man advantages.

New Hampshire also got points from Shane Tracy, who also registered one goal and one assist and Brett Boyer, who also tallied one goal and one assist. New Hampshire also got a goal from Ross Mandigo as well. Other players who recorded assists for New Hampshire were Timothy Ward and Ty Anderson, who contributed one a piece and Eric Grover and Brent Beaudoin, who each chipped in two.

Brenden Tidman recorded 70 saves for Islanders. Islanders registered three goals on six power play opportunities. New Hampshire's Palmer stopped 30 shots out of the 36 that he faced. The Jr Monarchs incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors.