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House nets hat trick, leads New York to 10-5 win over Wilkes-Barre

Michael House lifted New York to a 10-5 victory with a hat trick against Wilkes-Barre.

House\’s first goal came 8:50 into the third period. He then added goals at 16:50 into the third and at 17:57 into the third.

New York was often in penalty trouble, totaling 13 minors and one major for 101 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 33.0 minutes per game New York had been spending in the box. Wilkes-Barre was unable to stop New York from sending pucks towards the net, and New York eventually piled up 45 shots on goal. New York found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. New York has scored at the pace of 4.6 goals per game during the current campaign. New York got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game.

New York also got points from Robert Kalata, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Others who scored for New York included Martin Grinberg and Phillip Garcia, who scored two goals each and Corey Rees and Seth Muzyl, who each put in one. More assists for New York came via Jimmy Warrick, who had five, Eric Hewitt, Shawn Eastman, Sam Marolda, Philip Pistraya, Nicholas Lermer, and Alex Rojas, who each chipped in one, and Nick Jean-Louis and Gunther Stange, who contributed two each.

Wilkes-Barre bested its season scoring average. Wilkes-Barre averages 2.7 goals per game. Wilkes-Barre was ineffective while on the power play, as it was held to two goals off of 10 man advantages. Wilkes-Barre could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 92 minutes in penalties during the game.

Wilkes-Barre was led by Ryan Flanagan, who had one goal and two assists. Flanagan scored on the power play 12:09 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Wilkes-Barre earned a power play opportunity when Hewitt was put in the box for slashing. Wilkes-Barre additionally got points from Derrick Wruble, who also registered one goal and one assist and Kenny Myers, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Vladimir Liakhnovich also scored for Wilkes-Barre. In addition, Wilkes-Barre received assists from Brett Welsh, who had one.

Anthony DiGiorgio rejected 11 shots on goal for New York. New York registered two goals on seven power play opportunities. New York ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Tristian Malone was ejected from the game. Nolan Bivolcic made 35 saves for Wilkes-Barre on 45 shots. For Wilkes-Barre, Stephen Aponik was ejected from the game.