In a game where neither team could get a cushion, Lockport escaped with a 4-3 victory over New York.
Neither team gained more than a one-goal lead, and Christopher Gasiewicz\’s goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker.
Lockport\’s penalty kill excelled, as Lockport gave up zero goals despite allowing six power plays.
Lockport was led by Gasiewicz, who finished with one goal. Gasiewicz scored 17:59 into the third period to make the score 4-3 Lockport. Ryan Logar picked up the assist.
Lockport racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with nine minors and two majors for 68 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 36.0 minutes per game Lockport had been spending in the box. Lockport stifled New York\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Lockport forced New York goalie Stephen Mundinger to work between the pipes, taking 36 shots.
Lockport additionally got points from Gibson Stuart, who also grabbed one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Lockport also had goals scored by Jordan Pocobello and Mark Friol, who each put in one.
New York\’s penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled 13 minors and one major for 41 minutes in penalty time. New York surpassed its season average of 27.0 penalty minutes per game. New York\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on nine Lockport power plays.
New York was helped by Ricky Regala, who tallied one goal. Regala scored 18:29 into the second period to make the score 3-2 New York. Jimmy Warrick provided the assist. New York also got points from Warrick, who also registered one goal and one assist. New York also got a goal from Robert Kalata as well. Other players who recorded assists for New York were Sam Shaheen, who had two and Daniel Backstrom, who had three.
Tim Schiess made 26 saves for Lockport on 29 shots. Mundinger rejected 32 shots on goal for New York.