In a game where neither team could get a cushion, Jersey Wildcats escaped with a 5-3 victory over Suffolk Juniors.
Jersey Wildcats gained the winning advantage on a goal by Michael Matos 7:37 into the third period and hung on until final buzzer.
Joseph Curto was all over the ice for Jersey Wildcats, as he registered two goals in the win. Curto's tallies came at 10:34 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Suffolk Juniors and 15:05 into the second to make the score 3-3.
Kyle Davey also scored for Jersey Wildcats. Other players who recorded assists for Jersey Wildcats were Daniel Aiello, who had three and Charles Woolmuth and Tommy Kemly, who each chipped in one.
Suffolk Juniors stifled Jersey Wildcats' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Suffolk Juniors' offense operated below it season average. Suffolk Juniors averages 7.3 goals per game. Suffolk Juniors' offense rang up 40 shots on Jersey Wildcats' net.
Suffolk Juniors was helped by Peter Gawrychowski, who had one goal. Gawrychowski scored 3:38 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Suffolk Juniors. Michael Gioia picked up the assist. Suffolk Juniors also got a goal from Keith Jordan as well. More assists for Suffolk Juniors came via Charles Peck, who had one.
Jersey Wildcats' Nathan Leo stopped 37 shots out of the 40 that he faced. Jersey Wildcats incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Eric Tatarian made 25 saves for Suffolk Juniors on 30 shots. Suffolk Juniors incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.