A four-goal first period deficit cost Wilkes-Barre, which could not recover and fell to Lockport, 10-1.
Justin Durkee had one goal and two assists to lead Lockport. Durkee scored short handed 10:59 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Lockport. Lockport played down a man on Austin Kasperek\’s interference.
Lockport pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 32 penalty minutes.
Lockport\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on eight Wilkes-Barre power plays. Lockport\’s offense rang up 52 shots on Wilkes-Barre\’s net. Lockport outdid its season average for goals scored. This season, Lockport averages 5.3 goals per contest.
Lockport also got points from Nicholas Wilcox, who also registered three goals and two assists to lead the team in points. Lockport also got a goal from Andrew Logar as well. In addition, Lockport received assists from Anthony Tomassi and Gibson Stuart, who each chipped in one and Erick Santiago and Ryan Logar, who contributed two each.
Wilkes-Barre racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with nine minors and one major for 53 minutes in penalty time. Wilkes-Barre surpassed its season average of 45.0 penalty minutes per game. Wilkes-Barre excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in seven chances.