The Suffolk Juniors had trouble finding ways to stop the Syracuse Junior Stars, which beat Suffolk, 4-1.
Syracuse was led by goalie Matt Schneider, who finished with 34 saves while allowing one goal. Schneider certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 2.22 entering the contest.
The Junior Stars were led by Tyler OMara, who tallied one goal and two assists. OMara scored 10:45 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Syracuse. Mike Seifert picked up the assist.
Syracuse stifled Suffolk's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.
Syracuse additionally got points from Seifert, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Nate Zweig also scored for Syracuse. More assists for Syracuse came via Anthony Angello, who had three and Erik Kurz, Logan Warren, and Joey Rutkowski, who contributed one a piece.
The PAL were held below their usual level of production. Suffolk puts an average of 3.4 pucks into the net per game. The PAL's offense rang up 35 shots on the Junior Stars' net.
Suffolk was led by Thomas Dunn, who scored the team's only goal. Dunn scored 2:17 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Christopher Seeback assisted on the tally.
Syracuse tallied 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. The PAL's Peter Fosso stopped 22 shots out of the 26 that he faced. Suffolk had 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.