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Essex wins tough contest against Lakeshore, 4-2
Story by Narrative Science.
The Essex 73s and the Lakeshore Canadiens were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Essex made the most of its opportunities and won, 4-2.
Each team kept the other at bay throughout the game, and Anthony Cristofaro secured the win for the 73s with a goal in the third period.
Essex was led by Cristofaro, who finished with one goal. Cristofaro scored 17:53 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Essex. Brett Vorshuk assisted on the tally.
Lakeshore was unable to stop the 73s from sending pucks towards the net, and Essex eventually piled up 33 shots on goal.
Essex also got points from Matthew Hebert, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Essex included Tyler Scott and Max Viselli, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Essex were Riley Meyerink, Adam Gaiarin, Nick Latreille, Tyler Turner, and Trevor Wheaton, who each chipped in one.
The Canadiens managed to stay out of the box better than usual, racking up one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Lakeshore wound up below its season average of 14.0 penalty minutes per game. The Canadiens did not reach the goal total they have come to expect this season. Lakeshore averages 4.1 goals per game.
The Canadiens were helped by Guy Levesque, who tallied one goal. Levesque scored 1:20 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Lakeshore. Zack Bedard picked up the assist. Lakeshore additionally got points from Bedard, who also grabbed one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. In addition, Lakeshore received assists from Dylan Kolic, Brenden Crundwell, and Mejoe Gasparovic, who contributed one each.
The 73s' Wheaton stopped 28 shots out of the 30 that he faced. Essex incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Colin Tetreault recorded 29 saves for Lakeshore. The Canadiens registered one goal on three power play opportunities.