Behind a great game by Kevin Perry, who had four goals and one assist, Northeast defeated Skylands, 6-2.
Perry\’s first goal came 13:27 into the first period. He then added goals at 18:53 into the first, at 13:42 into the second, and at 17:39 into the third.
Northeast kept Skylands\’ goalie busy throughout the game, and Ryan Bartholomew made 47 saves on 53 shots. Northeast outdid its season average for goals scored. This season, Northeast averages 3.2 goals per contest.
Northeast also had goals scored by Paul MacDonald and John Quinn, who each put in one. More assists for Northeast came via Brendan Collins, Travis Hyde, Derric Trudeau, Jared Butler, Zachary Needham, Leo Lake, and Tommy Bellew, who each chipped in one.
Skylands could not produce up to its normal offensive output. Skylands puts an average of 4.1 pucks into the net per game.
Skylands was helped by Mike King, who registered one goal. King scored 8:04 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Skylands. Cory Decosta picked up the assist. Skylands additionally got points from Decosta, who also had one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Skylands were Hunter Ledwith, who had one.
Lake recorded 22 saves for Northeast. Northeast totaled 21 minutes in penalty time with three minors and one major and went 0-for-2 on the power play. Skylands totaled 21 minutes in penalty time with three minors and one major and went 0-for-2 on the power play.