Arizona Bobcats 18U had a three-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 4-0 win over Lockport Express 18U.
Tony Cimato was all over the ice for Arizona Bobcats 18U, as he tallied two goals and one assist in the win. Cimato scored the first of his two goals at 2:10 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Arizona Bobcats 18U. Trevor Checketts provided the assist. Cimato\’s next tally made the score 4-0 Arizona Bobcats 18U with 13:25 left in the third period. Arizona Bobcats 18U played down a man on Tanner Paterno\’s holding. Matt Tweten assisted on the tally.
Arizona Bobcats 18U pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 38 penalty minutes.
Arizona Bobcats 18U stifled Lockport Express 18U\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Arizona Bobcats 18U\’s offense rang up 47 shots on Lockport Express 18U\’s net. Arizona Bobcats 18U found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. This season, Arizona Bobcats 18U averages 1.7 goal per contest.
Others who scored for Arizona Bobcats 18U included Clayton Lackey and Jacob Kerns, who each put in one. In addition, Arizona Bobcats 18U received assists from Ryan Bonner, who had one and Alec Salotti, who had two.
Lockport Express 18U excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. Lockport Express 18U\’s offense was handcuffed by Arizona Bobcats 18U\’s defensive play, and Lockport Express 18U managed only 13 shots on goal during the game.
Brad Donaldson recorded 13 saves for Arizona Bobcats 18U. Lockport Express 18U\’s Sam Milne stopped 43 shots out of the 47 that he faced. Lockport Express 18U incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.