Flanagan's hat trick boosts Wilkes-Barre over Skylands, 10-1


Ryan Flanagan lifted Wilkes-Barre to a 10-1 victory with a hat trick against Skylands.

Flanagan's first goal came 12:20 into the first period. He then added goals at 12:36 into the first and at 18:02 into the third.


Wilkes-Barre led 6-0 after the opening frame the first period and maintained a healthy margin after.

Wilkes-Barre forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up six minors and one major for 37 minutes in penalty time. Wilkes-Barre surpassed its season average of 28.0 penalty minutes per game. Wilkes-Barre put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Skylands to score on any of its three power plays. Wilkes-Barre's offense rang up 43 shots on Skylands' net. Wilkes-Barre's goal total was higher than its season average. This season, Wilkes-Barre averages 3.2 goals per contest.

Wilkes-Barre additionally got points from Tanner Kahlau, who also finished with one goal and two assists, Richard Zemanek, who also registered one goal and two assists, and Connor Landrigan, who also tallied three goals and three assists to lead the team in points. Lucas Ethington also scored for Wilkes-Barre. More assists for Wilkes-Barre came via Matthew Emerick, Corey Feist, Nicholas Vitanovec, Zacharia Ouladelhadjahmed, Derrick Wruble, and Stephen Aponik, who contributed one each.

Skylands did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Skylands puts an average of 4.2 pucks into the net per game.

Devin Peterson recorded 21 saves for Wilkes-Barre. Wilkes-Barre registered one goal on two power play opportunities. Wilkes-Barre ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Feist was ejected from the game. Ryan Bartholomew made 33 saves for Skylands on 43 shots. Skylands ended with 35 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major. For Skylands, Alex Linquito was ejected from the game.