Brad Becker led the way with a hat trick as the Binghamton Junior Senators crushed the Long Beach Sharks 14-1 in a home game at Ice House Sports Complex in Binghamton. Thomas Mandel Jr. Eric Melso, Domink Bogdziul and Caleb Beversdorf also had big nights with 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists), 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists), 5 points (1 goal, 4 assists) and 4 points (0 goals, 4 assists) respectively. As well, the Binghamton Junior Senators' offense had a big night, peppering the Sharks with 89 shots throughout the game. The Binghamton Junior Senators took the lead early in the first on a goal from Thomas Mandel Jr. and never looked back.
Dan Espe did his part, adding 2 goals and Benjamin Beversdorf chipped in with 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists).
During the first, Becker opened the scoring for Binghamton with a goal at 1:39 with a helper from Bogdziul. Mandel Jr. deposited what turned out to be the game winning goal at 4:00 with assists from his linemates, Beversdorf and Melso. Bogdziul quickly followed with a goal at 4:54 with helpers from his teammates Dzhangarashev and O’connor. Melso put in a goal at 9:14 with assists from his linemates, Mandel Jr. and Beversdorf. Mandel Jr. scored a goal at 14:41 with helpers from Dzhangarashev and Melso. Meier quickly followed with a goal at 15:22. Becker answered for the Junior Senators with a goal at 19:51 with assists from his linemates, Reifler and Bogdziul.
During the second period, Wilber put in a goal at 2:03 with helpers from his linemates, Beversdorf and Becker. Beversdorf quickly followed with a goal at 2:36 with assists from his linemates, Wilber and Smith. Reifler deposited a goal at 12:38 with helpers from his linemates, Bogdziul and Becker. Melso netted a goal at 14:50 with assists from Gresham and Mandel Jr.
In the third, Becker scored a goal at 6:26 with helpers from his linemates, Bogdziul and Reifler. Espe put in a goal at 10:23 with an assist from Beversdorf. O’connor deposited a goal at 15:41 with helpers from Beversdorf and Mandel Jr. Espe netted a goal at 18:04 with assists from his linemates, Beversdorf and Melso.
Binghamton’s victory was in no doubt helped out by Sullivan as he stopped 15 of the 16 shots he faced. Sullivan’s counterpart, Vutci, also had a big night, managing to stop 40 of 49, but ultimately fell short.
This win brings the Binghamton Junior Senators’ record to (31-3-0-3).