Lockport and Syracuse were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Lockport made the most of its opportunities and won, 4-2.
Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, and Jacob Burford\’s goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker.
Lockport\’s penalty kill excelled, as Lockport gave up one goal despite allowing six power plays.
Lockport was sparked by Burford, who grabbed one goal. Burford scored 7:53 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Lockport. Michael Crissy provided the assist.
Lockport could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 21 minutes in penalties during the game.
Lockport also got points from Anthony Merante, who also finished with one goal and one assist and Crissy, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Frank II Vecchio also scored for Lockport. Other players who recorded assists for Lockport were Mark Friol and Christian Whitcomb, who each chipped in one.
Syracuse was led by Xavier Perron, who registered one goal and one assist. Perron scored 56 seconds into the second period to make the score 1-1. Felix Landry picked up the assist. Syracuse also got a goal from Braeden Pearl as well.
Giancarlo Muglia made 16 saves for Lockport on 18 shots. Lockport registered one goal on three power play opportunities. Syracuse\’s Ludvig Kullen Dansarie stopped 24 shots out of the 27 that he faced. Syracuse ended with 15 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major.