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Toronto Patriots uses big second period to beat Hamilton, 6-0
Story by Narrative Science.
The Hamilton Red Wings was within striking distance after one period, but the Toronto Patriots Patriots put the pedal down in the second en route to a 6-0 victory.
Jacob Hayhurst was all over the ice for Toronto Patriots, as he registered four goals in the win. Hayhurst got on the scoresheet 16:44 into the first period. He then added goals at 8:33 into the second, at 12:15 into the second, and at 17:09 into the third.
Emanuel Vella frustrated Hamilton's offense all game, and stopped 28 shots en route to a shutout. The solid play of Vella will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 2.37.
The Patriots forced the Red Wings' goalies to work between the pipes, launching 40 shots and forcing 34 saves. Brayden Lachance made 19 stops and Jordan Cartney made 15. Toronto Patriots managed to stay out of the box better than usual, tallying one minor for two minutes in penalty time. The Patriots finished below its season average of 12.0 penalty minutes per game. Toronto Patriots was steadier on the defensive front than it has been for much of this season. The Patriots average 2.5 goals allowed per game. Toronto Patriots' goal total was higher than its season average. The Patriots average 3.4 goals per game.
Others who scored for Toronto Patriots included Brett Markham and Quinn Syrydiuk, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Toronto Patriots were Mario Ferraro, Niko Kovachis, Connor Beck, and Louis DiMatteo, who contributed one each and Mitch Emerson and Nathan Feric, who each chipped in three.
Hamilton managed to stay out of the box better than usual, registering one minor for two minutes in penalty time. The Red Wings ended up below its season average of 14.0 penalty minutes per game. Hamilton's offense operated below its season average. The Red Wings average 3.6 goals per game.
Toronto Patriots registered zero goals on one power play opportunities. Hamilton registered zero goals on one power play opportunities.