Flanagan’s big game bests East Coast in 7-5 Wilkes-Barre win

Wilkes-Barre\’s Ryan Flanagan had a big offensive game, scoring four goals and contributing two assists in his team\’s 7-5 win over East Coast.

Flanagan\’s first goal came 5:34 into the first period. He then added goals at 2:36 into the second, at 5:57 into the second, and at 16:04 into the third.

Wilkes-Barre outdid its season average for goals scored. This season, Wilkes-Barre averages 3.2 goals per contest. Wilkes-Barre got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game.

Wilkes-Barre additionally got points from Alexander Barrone, who also tallied one goal and two assists and Kyle Prelewicz, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Wilkes-Barre also got a goal from Lucas Ethington as well. In addition, Wilkes-Barre received assists from Ryan Karpovich, Connor Landregan, and Ruben Gonzales, who contributed one each and Darrin Bruce Jr, Brett Welsh, and Derrick Wruble, who each chipped in two.

East Coast\’s goal total was higher than its season average. East Coast averages 2.8 goals per game. East Coast\’s defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in four goals.

East Coast was led by Rick Mulligan, who had two goals and two assists. Mulligan scored the first of his two goals at 4:36 into the first period to make the score 1-0 East Coast. Max Campbell provided the assist. Mulligan\’s next tally made the score 4-3 East Coast with 15:16 left in the second period. Jon Macdonald picked up the assist. East Coast also got points from Macdonald, who also registered two goals and one assist. Chris Usseglio also scored for East Coast. More assists for East Coast came via Skylar Boughner, who had two and Matt Moreschi, Samu Landen, Michael Bellmore, and Cole Norsetter, who contributed one each.

Wilkes-Barre finished the contest with no penalties and went 0-for-0 with the man advantage. East Coast avoided the penalty box for the entire game and scored zero goals off of zero power plays.