Roc City capitalized on the deft passing of Anthony DePetres, who garnered four assists to take down Wilkes-Barre, 9-4.
In the losing effort, Wilkes-Barre was led by Connor Landregan, who registered two goals and two assists. Landregan scored the first of his two goals at 19:22 into the first period to make the score 3-1 Roc City. Ryan Flanagan picked up the assist. Landregan\’s next tally made the score 9-2 Roc City with 19:00 left in the third period. Matthew Emerick assisted on the tally.
Roc City forced Wilkes-Barre\’s goaltenders to work all game long, finishing with 53 shots and forcing 44 saves. Mathieu Beaudet made 36 stops and Nolan Bivolcic made eight. Roc City excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. Roc City found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. Roc City has scored at the pace of 4.0 goals per game during the current campaign. The defensemen of Roc City were also effective in Wilkes-Barre\’s zone, and came away with three goals.
Roc City also got points from Joseph Gardner, who also grabbed one goal and two assists, Jesse Orenius, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Aidan Conolly, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Brandon Corey, who also registered one goal and one assist, Nicholas Cignarale, who also grabbed one goal and two assists, and Matthew Simoncelli, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Matt Corey also scored for Roc City. More assists for Roc City came via Jared Tam-Grimshaw, Sam Haile, and Zach Bucholz, who each chipped in one.
Wilkes-Barre\’s offense rang up 34 shots on Roc City\’s net. Wilkes-Barre was hit hard by penalties in the contest, and totaled seven minors and one major for 29 minutes in penalty time.
Justin Nevinger rejected 30 shots on goal for Roc City. Roc City incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors.