Early goals doom Wilkes-Barre, falls to Lockport, 10-1


A four-goal first period deficit cost Wilkes-Barre, which could not recover and fell to Lockport, 10-1.


Justin Durkee had one goal and two assists to lead Lockport. Durkee scored short handed 10:59 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Lockport. Lockport found itself down a man on Austin Kasperek's interference.

Lockport pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 32 penalty minutes.

Lockport excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in eight chances. Lockport forced Wilkes-Barre goalie Nolan Bivolcic to work between the pipes, taking 52 shots. Lockport found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. This season, Lockport averages 5.8 goals per contest.

Lockport additionally got points from Nicholas Wilcox, who also finished with three goals and two assists to lead the team in points. Lockport also got a goal from Andrew Logar as well. In addition, Lockport received assists from Anthony Tomassi and Gibson Stuart, who each chipped in one and Erick Santiago and Ryan Logar, who contributed two each.

Wilkes-Barre racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with nine minors and one major for 53 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 38.0 minutes per game Wilkes-Barre had been spending in the box. Wilkes-Barre stifled Lockport's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.

Lockport's Sal Stalteri stopped 20 shots out of the 21 that he faced. Lockport registered zero goals on seven power play opportunities. Nolan Bivolcic made 42 saves for Wilkes-Barre on 52 shots.