Joey Gerace scored the game winning goal late in the game as the Niagara Falls PowerHawks narrowly lost to the Southern Tier Xpress 4-3 in a home game at Jamestown Savings Bank Arena in Niagara Falls.
Stephen Minichiello contributed with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Andrew Logar chipped in with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist). Joey Gerace had a busy night with 2 goals and Stuart Pearson delivered for his team with 2 assists.
In the first, Minichiello opened the scoring for the PowerHawks with a goal at 15:04 with a helper from his teammate Logar. Crowley answered for the Xpress with a goal at 17:51 with a helper from his linemate Mezsargs.
In the second, Restle netted a goal at 15:54 with assists from Mock and Grant. Domiano quickly followed with a goal at 16:06 with an assist from fellow PowerHawks forward Bodami.
During the third period, Logar deposited a goal at 5:22 with a helper from Minichiello. Gerace answered for Southern Tier with a goal at 17:46 with an assist from his linemate Pearson. Gerace quickly followed with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 18:34 with a helper from Pearson.
This loss brings the Niagara Falls PowerHawks’ record to (22-18-1-2).