Serie A 2015/2016
HC Valpellice Bodino Engineering wins tough contest against Asiago Hockey 1935, 3-2
HC Valpellice Bodino Engineering gutted out a close 3-2 win against Asiago Hockey 1935.
Neither team gained more than a one-goal lead, and Matthew Beca's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker.
HC Valpellice Bodino Engineering got the win behind a great game by Beca, who had two goals and one assist. Beca scored the first of his two goals at 8:44 into the third period to make the score 2-1 HC Valpellice Bodino Engineering. Alexander Petrov assisted on the tally. Beca's next tally made the score 3-2 HC Valpellice Bodino Engineering with 38 seconds left in the third period. Davide Nicoletti picked up the assist.
HC Valpellice Bodino Engineering also got points from Petrov, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for HC Valpellice Bodino Engineering were Stefan Della Rovere, who had one and Trevor Johnson, who had two.
Asiago Hockey 1935 racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with seven minors and one major for 19 minutes in penalty time. Asiago Hockey 1935 surpassed its season average of 12.0 penalty minutes per game.
Asiago Hockey 1935 was led by Sean David Bentivoglio, who grabbed one goal and one assist. Bentivoglio scored 17:44 into the third period to make the score 2-2. Anthony Nigro provided the assist. Anthony Luciani also scored for Asiago Hockey 1935. More assists for Asiago Hockey 1935 came via Ales Sova, who had one.
Shane Madolora rejected 38 shots on goal for HC Valpellice Bodino Engineering. HC Valpellice Bodino Engineering totaled 11 minutes in penalty time with three minors and one major and went 1-for-5 on the power play. Asiago Hockey 1935's Chris Carrozzi stopped 30 shots out of the 33 that he faced. Asiago Hockey 1935 registered zero goals on one power play opportunities.