Lockport Express jumped out to a four-point advantage by the end of the first period and beat Wilkes-Barre Miners, 7-2.
Nicholas Siracuse had two goals and one assist to lead Lockport Express. Siracuse scored the first of his two goals at 9:47 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Lockport Express. Jacob Burford picked up the assist. Siracuse\’s next tally made the score 5-0 Lockport Express with 5:42 left in the first period. Frank II Vecchio provided the assist.
Lockport Express racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with six minors and one major for 27 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 18.0 minutes per game Lockport Express had been spending in the box. Lockport Express forced Wilkes-Barre Miners\’ netminders to work between the pipes, totaling 51 shots and forcing 44 saves. Lucas Paulsen made 18 stops and Zak Bouve made 26. Lockport Express surpassed its usual scoring output this season. Lockport Express averages 4.9 goals per game.
Lockport Express additionally got points from Anthony Merante, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, Mark Friol, who also finished with one goal and two assists, Ryan Logar, who also registered one goal and one assist, and Christopher Gasiewicz, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Lockport Express also got a goal from Jordan Pocobello as well. In addition, Lockport Express received assists from Daniel Golba and Michael Crissy, who each chipped in one.
Wilkes-Barre Miners was often in penalty trouble, totaling 10 minors and one major for 45 minutes in penalty time. Wilkes-Barre Miners surpassed its season average of 23.0 penalty minutes per game.
Tyler Shotwell made 25 saves for Lockport Express on 27 shots. Lockport Express registered one goal on seven power play opportunities. Wilkes-Barre Miners registered one goal on three power play opportunities.