Roc City Royals, which led by three goals at one point, survived a comeback attempt by Lockport Express and clinched a 6-5 victory.
Roc City Royals led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when Roc City Royals\’ Wesley Austin scored at 4:40 in the second period to put Roc City Royals up 4-1.
In the losing effort, Lockport Express was paced by Nicholas Siracuse, who grabbed two goals and one assist. Siracuse scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 19:48 into the second period to make the score 4-3 Roc City Royals. Lockport Express had taken the advantage when Roc City Royals\’ Dominic Gruttadauria got sent off for fighting. Anthony Merante assisted on the tally. Siracuse\’s next tally on the power play made the score 4-4 with 14:37 left in the third period. Jordan Pocobello picked up the assist.
In a losing effort, Lockport Express was led by Siracuse, who registered two goals and one assist.
Lockport Express was unable to stop Roc City Royals from sending pucks towards the net, and Roc City Royals eventually piled up 68 shots on goal. Roc City Royals found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. This season, Roc City Royals averages 3.9 goals per contest.
Roc City Royals was helped by Luke Calla, who finished with one goal. Calla scored 15:21 into the third period to make the score 6-5 Roc City Royals. Roc City Royals also got points from Gruttadauria, who also had one goal and one assist and Anthony DePetres, who also grabbed one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Tyler Kessler also scored for Roc City Royals. In addition, Roc City Royals received assists from John Melcher and James Lockamyeir, who contributed one each.
Lockport Express forced Roc City Royals goalie George Collins to work between the pipes, taking 53 shots.
Lockport Express additionally got points from Merante, who also registered two goals and one assist. Lockport Express also got a goal from Bryan Sieber as well. More assists for Lockport Express came via Frank II Vecchio, who had two and Jacob Burford and Ryan Logar, who each chipped in one.
Roc City Royals\’ Collins stopped 48 shots out of the 53 that he faced. Roc City Royals totaled 43 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major and went 2-for-2 on the power play. For Roc City Royals, Gruttadauria was ejected from the game. Gian Carlo Muglia made 62 saves for Lockport Express on 68 shots. Lockport Express incurred 26 minutes in penalty time with three minors. Lockport Express ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Justin Durkee was ejected from the game.