The Suffolk PAL survived a determined comeback attempt by the Philadelphia Revolution on the way to a 4-3 win.
Suffolk made the score 4-2 on a goal by Micheal Leone at 12:15 in the third period his second of the game, and Philadelphia got as close as 4-3 when Joseph Keenan scored 15:32 into the third period.
The PAL pulled out the victory even though they were hit with 16 penalty minutes.
Suffolk put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Revolution to score on any of their eight power plays. The Juniors kept Philadelphia's goalie busy throughout the game, and Justin Kirk made 30 saves on 34 shots. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.
Suffolk also got a goal and assist from ESHL callup Nicholas Mangone and a late second period goal by Chris Seeback to make it 3-1
The Revolution's penalty kill managed to stymie Suffolk's power play, giving up only one goal while playing with a man down. Philadelphia's defense let in more goals than it usually has this year. The Revolution average 1.6 goal allowed per game. Philadelphia could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 36 minutes in penalties during the game.
The Revolution were led by Nicholas Minerva, who finished with one goal and one assist. Minerva scored 9:50 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Suffolk. Donald Willier picked up the assist. Justin Goldstein also scored for Philadelphia.
Daniel Potter made 23 saves for Suffolk on 26 shots.
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