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Elmira holds on for 3-1 win against Brampton
Story by Narrative Science.
The Brampton Bombers tried their best to erase a three-goal deficit, but the Elmira Sugar Kings would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 3-1.
The win gave the Sugar Kings a 1-0 lead in the best of seven series.
Elmira's Jonathan Reinhart was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 25 saves and let only one puck past him. Despite the solid performance, Reinhart will actually see his goals against average rise, as it stood at 1.0 entering the contest.
The Sugar Kings' offense rang up 44 shots on the Bombers' net.
Elmira was helped by Chad Herron, who racked up one goal. Herron scored 19:01 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Elmira. Steven Jakiela picked up the assist. Brendan Schneider also scored for Elmira. More assists for Elmira came via Mac Clutsam, who had two and Mitch Klie, Zac Coulter, and Mitch Wright, who contributed one each.
The Sugar Kings totaled 11 minutes in penalty time with three minors and one major and went 0-for-2 on the power play. For Elmira, Schneider was ejected from the game. Brampton's Shane Dietl stopped 41 shots out of the 44 that he faced. The Bombers totaled 13 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major and went 0-for-1 on the power play. Brampton ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Lucas Goodman was ejected from the game.