In a game tainted by a severe arm injury to Suffolk Juniors newcomer Brian Boser the Juniors were able to win this one for Brian!
Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Suffolk Juniors defeated the Syracuse Junior Stars in a shootout 3-2 (2-1 SO).
The shootout featured eight attempts between both teams. Syracuse's shootout goal was scored by Nate Zweig. Suffolk also got a shootout goal from Chris Seeback. Cam Smith had the game winning shootout goal.
The Junior Stars were unable to stop Suffolk from sending pucks towards the net, and Suffolk eventually piled up 55 shots on goal.
The Juniors were helped by Benjamin Sorkin, who registered one goal. Sorkin scored 13:39 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Suffolk. Michael Gilroy assisted on the tally. Suffolk also got a goal from Thomas Dunn as well. Other players who recorded assists for Suffolk were Michael Leone, Andrew Cozzi, and Christopher Stemke, who contributed one a piece.
Syracuse forced Suffolk goalie Daniel Potter to work between the pipes, taking 38 shots.
The Junior Stars were helped by Anthony Angello, who tallied one goal. Angello scored on the power play 15:43 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Syracuse. Syracuse earned a power play opportunity when Gault was put in the box for hooking. Tyler OMara provided the assist. O'Mara also scored for Syracuse. In addition, Syracuse received assists from Nick Sturick and Garth Gray, who each chipped in one.
Potter rejected 36 shots on goal for the Juniors. Suffolk had 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Nate Skidmore recorded 52 saves for the Junior Stars. Syracuse tallied 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.