The game between New England and Northeast was tight through all 60 minutes, but in the end New England emerged with a 4-2 win.
Each team kept the other at bay throughout the game, and Ryan Gauvin secured the win for New England with a goal in the third period.
New England was paced by Gauvin, who tallied one goal and one assist. Gauvin scored 14:33 into the third period to make the score 3-2 New England. John Krapian provided the assist.
New England\’s offense rang up 54 shots on Northeast\’s net.
Others who scored for New England included Arya Saliany, Mitchell Fehd, and Jake Latham, who each put in one. In addition, New England received assists from Hunter McTague, who had two and Brian Glover, Steve Crocker, and Chris Benschneider, who contributed one each.
Northeast managed to stay out of the box better than usual, racking up one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Northeast finished below its season average of 18.0 penalty minutes per game.
Northeast was led by Kevin Perry, who racked up one goal and one assist. Perry scored 8:11 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Northeast. Austin Braley picked up the assist. Northeast also got a goal from Pat Nevins as well.
New England\’s Devyn Levesque stopped 23 shots out of the 25 that he faced. New England incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors and had no power play opportunities. Trevor Trudeau rejected 50 shots on goal for Northeast. Northeast registered zero goals on two power play opportunities.