Lewiston/Auburn opened up a four-goal lead after the first period and did not look back en route to a 9-0 win over Wilkes-Barre.
Lewiston/Auburn forced Wilkes-Barre\’s goaltenders to work between the pipes, finishing with 65 shots and forcing 56 saves. Mathieu Beaudet made 31 stops and Devin Peterson made 25. Lewiston/Auburn excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. Lewiston/Auburn outdid its season average for goals scored. This season, Lewiston/Auburn averages 4.1 goals per contest. The defensemen of Lewiston/Auburn were also effective in Wilkes-Barre\’s zone, and came away with four goals.
Lewiston/Auburn additionally got points from Puetz, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Dylan Vrees, who also tallied one goal and four assists to lead the team in points, and Brett Bittner, who also registered one goal and two assists. Others who scored for Lewiston/Auburn included Walker Hamilton, Casey Labonte, Daniel Heffernan, David Fish, and Mark Ferullo, who each put in one. In addition, Lewiston/Auburn received assists from Linder Kenyon, Clay Janowiak, Kyle Secor, Laim McGrath, and Jordan Crowe, who contributed one each and Jon Paul Chauvin and Colby Siering, who each chipped in two.
Wilkes-Barre stifled Lewiston/Auburn\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Wilkes-Barre was held below its usual level of production. Wilkes-Barre averages 3.1 goals per game.
Lewiston/Auburn\’s Zachary Barry stopped 24 shots out of the 24 that he faced. Lewiston/Auburn totaled 11 minutes in penalty time with three minors and one major and went 0-for-6 on the power play. Wilkes-Barre ended with 15 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major.