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Northeast outlasts Wilkes-Barre, 4-2

Northeast gutted out a close 4-2 win against Wilkes-Barre.

No lead was more than two goals during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Alex ODowd at 12:37 of the third period.

Northeast\’s penalty kill excelled, as Northeast gave up zero goals despite allowing six power plays.

Northeast was led by ODowd, who grabbed one goal.

Northeast stifled Wilkes-Barre\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Northeast kept Wilkes-Barre\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Mathieu Beaudet made 30 saves on 34 shots.

Others who scored for Northeast included Austin Braley, Jared Butler, and Tommy Bellew, who each put in one. In addition, Northeast received assists from Brendan Collins, who had one and Paul MacDonald, Travis Hyde, and Kevin Perry, who contributed two each.

Wilkes-Barre was helped by Stephen Aponik, who had one goal. Aponik scored 11:18 into the third period to make the score 2-2. Wilkes-Barre also got a goal from Derrick Wruble as well. Other players who recorded assists for Wilkes-Barre were Ryan Flanagan and Ruben Gonzales, who each chipped in one.

Leo Lake recorded 26 saves for Northeast. Northeast incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Wilkes-Barre incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.