Jake Latham lifted New England to a 9-1 victory with a hat trick against Northeast.
Latham\’s first goal came 4:38 into the first period. He then added goals at 5:40 into the second and at 17:28 into the second.
New England led by only one goal at the end of the first period, but put the game away by scoring four goals in the second.
New England\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on four Northeast power plays. New England kept Northeast\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Trevor Trudeau made 45 saves on 54 shots. New England surpassed its usual scoring output this season. New England averages 3.9 goals per game.
New England also got points from Brian Glover, who also had one goal and two assists, Tim Paige, who also racked up one goal and two assists, Brendan Miller, who also registered one goal and one assist, John Krapian, who also tallied one goal and three assists to lead the team in points, Ryan Gauvin, who also had one goal and one assist, and Ian Gately, who also finished with one goal and one assist. More assists for New England came via Aidan Conlon, Derek Lovejoy, and Brandon Hamner, who contributed one each and Mitchell Fehd and Steve Crocker, who each chipped in two.
Northeast was held below its usual level of production. Northeast averages 3.2 goals per game. Northeast could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 32 minutes in penalties during the game.
New England\’s Devyn Levesque stopped 14 shots out of the 15 that he faced. New England incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors.