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Syracuse erases deficit to stun Brewster, 3-2

Brewster Ice Arena    Sun, Feb 17, 2013

The Syracuse Junior Stars rallied from two goals down to secure a 3-2 win over the Brewster Bulldogs.

Syracuse never led in the game until netting the game winner. The Junior Stars fell behind 2-0 after a power play goal by Brewster's Francesco Sherding at 18:24 in the second period. Syracuse tied things up at 2-2 on a short handed goal by Anthony Angello at 7:04 in the third period. The Junior Stars got the game winner at 19:34 in the third period on a goal by Angello.

Syracuse's penalty kill excelled, as the Junior Stars gave up one goal despite allowing seven power plays.

Syracuse kept the Bulldogs' goalie busy throughout the game, and Conor Bunyan made 38 saves on 41 shots. The Junior Stars were forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as they racked up 18 penalty minutes. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.

Syracuse was helped by Tom Nicholson, who had one goal. Syracuse also got a goal from Benjamin Engelbrekt as well. Other players who recorded assists for Syracuse were Kyle Bird, Tyler OMara, Matt Madden, and Garth Gray, who each chipped in one.

Brewster forced Junior Stars' netminders to work in net, launching 36 shots and forcing 34 saves. Matt Schneider made 16 stops and Nate Skidmore made 18. The Bulldogs put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Junior Stars to score on any of their seven power plays.

Brewster was helped by Kevin McGee, who racked up one goal. McGee scored 7:15 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Brewster. Sherding assisted on the tally. Brewster additionally got points from Sherding, who also grabbed one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. More assists for Brewster came via Brett Barry, Brad Alexander, and Brian Schiff, who contributed one a piece.

The Bulldogs incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors.