Syracuse had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 4-1 win over Lockport.
Syracuse\’s Ludvig Kullen Dansarie was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 39 saves and let only one puck past him. The solid play of Kullen Dansarie will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 4.34.
Lockport\’s power play was ineffective against Syracuse\’s penalty kill, which allowed zero goals while shorthanded.
Syracuse forced Lockport\’s goaltenders to work without much rest, taking 43 shots and forcing 39 saves. Giancarlo Muglia made 21 stops and Ryan Kostelnik made 18. Syracuse excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in seven chances.
Syracuse was led by Braeden Pearl, who racked up one goal and one assist. Pearl scored on the power play 3:07 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Syracuse. Syracuse had gained a power play chance when Muglia was whistled for interference. Felix Landry picked up the assist. Syracuse additionally got points from Landry, who also had one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Syracuse also had goals scored by Travis Hyde and Dan Buehler, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Syracuse were Xavier Perron, who had two and Joey Dupuis and Travis Bobb, who contributed one each.
Lockport was held below its usual level of production. Lockport averages 5.0 goals per game. Lockport\’s offense rang up 40 shots on Syracuse\’s net.
Syracuse incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Lockport incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.