Eric Szeker scored the go-ahead goal in the first period, and Cape Cod held off the challenges of Wilkes-Barre in a tough 6-4 win.
Cape Cod took over the lead for good with a goal by Szeker at 16:37 in the first period. Anthony Giannelli picked up the assist.
Isaac Bosse was all over the ice for Cape Cod, as he registered two goals in the win. Bosse found the back of the net 42 seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 Cape Cod and again while 4:20 into the third to make the score 5-3 Cape Cod.
Cape Cod\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five Wilkes-Barre power plays. Cape Cod\’s offense rang up 39 shots on Wilkes-Barre\’s net. Cape Cod surpassed its usual scoring output this season. This season, Cape Cod averages 3.1 goals per contest. Cape Cod got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed three goals during the game.
Wilkes-Barre stifled Cape Cod\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Wilkes-Barre kept Cape Cod\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Kevin Belanger made 38 saves on 42 shots.
Wilkes-Barre was helped by Derek Bureau, who tallied one goal. Bureau scored 12:44 into the second period to make the score 4-3 Cape Cod. Wilkes-Barre additionally got points from Guillaume St. Germain, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Wilkes-Barre also had goals scored by Austin Bandura and Zoltan Eross, who each put in one. In addition, Wilkes-Barre received assists from Francois Lacroix and Jonathan Wisten, who each chipped in one.
Cape Cod incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Andrew Sharkus made 33 saves for Wilkes-Barre on 39 shots. Wilkes-Barre incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.