New England\’s Brian Glover scored 4:55 into overtime to beat Lockport, 4-3 (OT).
New England came back from a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. New England fell behind 3-1 after a goal by Lockport\’s Nicholas Siracuse at 4:18 in the third period. New England knotted things up at 3-3 on a goal by Steve Crocker at 19:42 in the third period.
New England got the win behind a great game by Jake Latham, who had two goals and one assist. Latham scored the first of his two goals at 11:07 into the first period to make the score 1-0 New England. Crocker assisted on the tally. Latham\’s next tally made the score 3-2 Lockport with 12:34 left in the third period. Cam Webster picked up the assist.
New England stifled Lockport\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. New England\’s offense rang up 31 shots on Lockport\’s net. New England\’s penalty killing units received substantial work throughout the game as New England finished with 34 penalty minutes.
New England also got points from Crocker, who also grabbed one goal and two assists. In addition, New England received assists from Andre Nybo, who had one.
Lockport\’s penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled nine minors and one major for 53 minutes in penalty time. Lockport had been averaging 21.0 minutes in penalties per game. Lockport excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in seven chances. Lockport was held below its usual level of production. Lockport puts an average of 5.1 pucks into the net per game. Lockport kept New England\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Dane Pauls made 29 saves on 32 shots.
Lockport additionally got points from Christian Whitcomb, who also tallied one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Anthony Merante also scored for Lockport. More assists for Lockport came via Jordan Pocobello, Daniel Golba, and Frank II Vecchio, who contributed one each.
Ryan Kostelnik recorded 27 saves for Lockport. Lockport registered zero goals on three power play opportunities.