Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as Lockport defeated New York in a shootout 6-5 (2-0 SO).
The shootout lasted for four attempts between the teams. In addition to the clincher, Lockport got a shootout goal from Nicholas Wilcox.
Lockport overcame a four-goal deficit to capture the victory. Lockport was down 4-0 after a power play goal by New York\’s Corey Rees at 6:22 in the second period. Lockport tied things up at 5-5 on a goal by Ryan Logar at 18:06 in the third period.
Lockport forced New York goalie Stephen Mundinger to work between the pipes, taking 43 shots. Lockport struggled on the penalty kill, allowing New York to score three power play goals on four chances.
Lockport was helped by Dylan Jenkins, who racked up one goal. Jenkins scored on the power play 17:37 into the third period to make the score 5-4 New York. Lockport had gotten the advantage when New York\’s Gunther Stange was sent off for fighting. Wilcox assisted on the tally. Lockport additionally got points from Justin Durkee, who also grabbed one goal and one assist and Wilcox, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Greg Terlov also scored for Lockport. More assists for Lockport came via Christopher Gasiewicz, who had two and Jordan Pocobello and Frank II Vecchio, who each chipped in one.
New York was often in penalty trouble, totaling eight minors and one major for 51 minutes in penalty time. New York surpassed its season average of 33.0 penalty minutes per game. New York\’s offense rang up 73 shots on Lockport\’s net.
New York was helped by Seth Muzyl, who registered one goal. Muzyl scored on the power play 7:57 into the first period to make the score 2-0 New York. A tripping penalty on John Gannon had put New York on the power play. Daniel Backstrom picked up the assist. New York also got points from Jimmy Warrick, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Others who scored for New York included Robert Kalata and Nick Jean-Louis, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for New York were Phillip Garcia, who had two and Sam Marolda and Martin Grinberg, who contributed one each.
Tim Schiess recorded 68 saves for Lockport. Lockport totaled 39 minutes in penalty time with seven minors and one major and went 1-for-5 on the power play. Stephen Mundinger made 37 saves for New York on 42 shots.