Derek Bureau netted a hat trick to lead Wilkes-Barre over Cape Cod, 6-3.
Bureau notched his first tally 11:11 into the second period. He then added goals at 2:02 into the third and at 18:13 into the third.
Wilkes-Barre kept Cape Cod\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Patrick Spaulding made 33 saves on 39 shots. Wilkes-Barre had trouble converting on the power play advantage, managing just one goal on nine chances.
Wilkes-Barre also got points from Francois Lacroix, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Guillaume St. Germain, who also racked up two goals and one assist. More assists for Wilkes-Barre came via Arturs Bush, who had two and Mason Campbell, Nicholas Vitanovec, and Daniel Leisser, who each chipped in one.
Cape Cod was often in penalty trouble, totaling 10 minors and one major for 45 minutes in penalty time. Cape Cod surpassed its season average of 17.0 penalty minutes per game. Wilkes-Barre was unable to stop Cape Cod from sending pucks towards the net, and Cape Cod eventually piled up 42 shots on goal. Team\’s forwards weren\’t the only contributers offensively, and the team\’s defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.
Cape Cod was helped by Casey Zawojski, who finished with one goal. Zawojski scored 9:08 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Cape Cod. Anthony Giannelli assisted on the tally. Cape Cod additionally got points from Giannelli, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. JC Moritz also scored for Cape Cod. In addition, Cape Cod received assists from Charles Antoine Malenfant, who had one and Isaac Bosse, who had two.
Kevin Quinlin made 39 saves for Wilkes-Barre on 42 shots. Wilkes-Barre incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Cape Cod registered one goal on four power play opportunities. Cape Cod ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Colton Hutton was ejected from the game.