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Playoffs 2016

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Essex blows out Mooretown, 6-2

Mooretown Rink 1    Mon, Feb 29, 2016

The Essex 73s had a three-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 6-2 win over the Mooretown Flags.

The win by Essex clinched the best of seven series at 4-0.

Matthew Hebert had two goals to lead the 73s to victory. Hebert scored at 2:50 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Essex and again while 9:16 into the first to make the score 2-1 Essex.

Essex excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. Mooretown was unable to stop the 73s from sending pucks towards the net, and Essex eventually piled up 36 shots on goal.

Essex additionally got points from Riley Meyerink, who also finished with one goal and one assist and William Stadder, who also registered one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Essex included Brett Vorshuk and Alexie Saliba, who scored one goal each. More assists for Essex came via Griffin McCarty, who had two, Tyler Scott, who had three, and Adam Gaiarin, Cody Leeming, and Phil Janikowski, who contributed one each.

The Flags forced 73s' goalies to work in net, taking 34 shots and forcing 32 saves. Trevor Wheaton made 31 stops and Matt Badour made one. Mooretown put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the 73s to score on any of their three power plays.

The Flags were helped by Landon Wilson, who grabbed one goal. Wilson scored 5:24 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Mike Kindrachuk picked up the assist. Jakob Reeves also scored for Mooretown. In addition, Mooretown received assists from Kyle Smith, who had two.

Essex incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with three minors. Mooretown's Brandon Johnson stopped 30 shots out of the 36 that he faced. The Flags incurred 26 minutes in penalty time with three minors.