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New Hamburg survives penalties, beats Tavistock, 5-2
Story by Narrative Science.
The New Hamburg Firebirds, which found themselves down a man often, weathered the Tavistock Braves' power play opportunities and emerged with a 5-2 victory.
The win gave New Hamburg a 1-0 lead in the best of seven series.
The Firebirds were sparked by Kyle McDonald, who racked up one goal. McDonald scored on the power play 15:00 into the third period to make the score 3-2 New Hamburg. New Hamburg had gotten the advantage when Tavistock's Jarrod Yantzi was sent off for interference. Brandon Yantzi assisted on the tally.
New Hamburg additionally got points from Jaden Goetz, who also tallied one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Others who scored for New Hamburg included Sean Kienapple, Taylor Wood, and Brodie Muckler, who scored one goal each. More assists for New Hamburg came via Tyler Randerson, who had two and Kyle Mohr and Garrett Pollock, who contributed one a piece.
The Braves were helped by Nick Quehl, who had one goal. Quehl scored on the power play 4:53 into the third period to make the score 2-2. Tavistock had gained a power play chance when Wood was whistled for inciting an opponent. Tyson Zehr AP provided the assist. In addition, Tavistock received assists from Mackenzie Kalbfleisch, who had one.
Eric Peicheff made 16 saves for the Firebirds on 18 shots. New Hamburg incurred 28 minutes in penalty time with four minors. The Braves' starting goalie, Bryn Wagler, made 13 saves and finished with the loss before he was taken out in favor of Jason Miller, who stopped seven shots. Tavistock incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.