Robert Kalata netted a hat trick to lead New York over Lockport, 6-1.
Kalata got on the scoresheet 8:20 into the first period. He then added goals at 19:46 into the first and at 7:26 into the second.
New York was led by goalie Stephen Mundinger, who finished with 53 saves while allowing one goal. Mundinger certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 2.44 entering the contest.
New York pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 114 penalty minutes.
New York\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on 13 Lockport power plays.
Others who scored for New York included Nick Jean-Louis, Alex Rojas, and Gunther Stange, who scored one goal each. More assists for New York came via Ricky Regala, who had one, Daniel Backstrom, who had four, and Jimmy Warrick and Martin Grinberg, who contributed two each.
Lockport\’s offense operated below its season average. Lockport puts an average of 4.1 pucks into the net per game. Lockport forced New York goalie Mundinger to work between the pipes, taking 54 shots. Lockport could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 108 minutes in penalties during the game.
New York registered two goals on eight power play opportunities. Tim Schiess took the loss and made 15 saves before being replaced by Sal Stalteri who made seven saves.