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South Shore falls to New Hampshire in overtime, 6-5 (OT)

Tri-Town Rink    Sat, Mar 02, 2013

Ty Anderson gave the New Hampshire Jr Monarchs a 6-5 (OT) victory over the South Shore Kings when he scored 1:50 into the extra period.

New Hampshire came back from a three-goal deficit to capture the victory. The Jr Monarchs was down 4-1 after a goal by South Shore's Daniel Clifford at 12:20 in the first period. New Hampshire knotted things up at 5-5 on a power play goal by Shane Tracy at 19:29 in the third period.

The Jr Monarchs got the win behind a great game by Connor Merrick, who had two goals and one assist. Merrick scored the first of his two goals short handed at 11:47 into the second period to make the score 4-3 South Shore. A slashing call on Stephen Wolf put New Hampshire on the penalty kill. Merrick's next tally short handed made the score 5-4 South Shore with 9:26 left in the third period. The Jr Monarchs had taken the advantage when the Kings' Dylan_P Burns got sent off for hooking. Brett Boyer picked up the assist.

New Hampshire forced South Shore goalie Kory LeBlanc to work between the pipes, taking 51 shots. The Jr Monarchs' defense let in more goals than it usually has this year. New Hampshire gives up 2.2 goals per game.

New Hampshire also got points from Ross Mandigo, who also finished with one goal and one assist, Tracy, who also tallied one goal and one assist, and Christopher Moquin, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. More assists for New Hampshire came via Nate OBrien and Adriano Mungioli, who contributed one a piece.

The Kings' offense rang up 34 shots on the Jr Monarchs' net. South Shore was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 18 penalty minutes.

The Kings were helped by Nicholas Bertoni, who registered one goal. Bertoni scored 4:36 into the third period to make the score 5-3 South Shore. Kevin Divver provided the assist. South Shore additionally got points from Clifford, who also had one goal and one assist and Philip Falkof, who also racked up one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. South Shore also got a goal from Stephen Rocchio as well. In addition, South Shore received assists from Dillon Gargano, Christopher Oliveira, and Evan Jacques, who each chipped in one.

New Hampshire's Dylan Palmer stopped 29 shots out of the 34 that he faced. The Jr Monarchs incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Kory LeBlanc made 45 saves for South Shore on 51 shots. The Kings registered one goal on six power play opportunities.