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Essex rips Amherstburg, 7-2
Story by Narrative Science.
The Essex 73s had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 7-2 win over the Amherstburg Admirals.
After the loss made the series score 3-2 in the best of seven series, Amherstburg faces elimination next time out.
Essex pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 16 penalty minutes.
The 73s were sparked by Scott Bromley, who racked up one goal. Bromley scored on the power play 19:17 into the first period to make the score 3-1 Essex. Essex earned a power play opportunity when Ryan Holzel was put in the box for high sticking. Tyler Scott assisted on the tally.
The 73s excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in six chances. Essex's offense rang up 41 shots on the Admirals' net.
Essex additionally got points from Jordan Ryan, who also had one goal and one assist, Eric Shaw, who also finished with one goal and one assist, and Scott, who also grabbed two goals and one assist to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Essex included Phil Janikowski and Michael Vieira, who each put in one. More assists for Essex came via Nick Mainella, who had three and Matthew Rosati, William Stadder, Matthew Hebert, and Daniel McIntyre, who contributed one each.
Amherstburg was helped by Blake Rutckyj, who registered one goal. Rutckyj scored 17:39 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Essex. Dean Patterson picked up the assist. Amherstburg also got a goal from Mark Sobocan as well. In addition, Amherstburg received assists from Chad Copeland, who had one.
Noah Hedrick recorded 26 saves for the 73s. Essex registered two goals on five power play opportunities. Arren Romeril made 34 saves for the Admirals on 41 shots. Amherstburg incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.