Roc City pulled out a 6-5 (OT) overtime victory over Wilkes-Barre on a clutch goal by John Wise.
Roc City overcame a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. Roc City fell behind 5-3 after a goal by Wilkes-Barre\’s Nicholas Vitanovec at 17:16 in the second period. Roc City tied things up at 5-5 on a goal by John Papas at 4:06 in the third period.
Roc City\’s offense rang up 31 shots on Wilkes-Barre\’s net. Roc City\’s goal total was higher than its season average. Roc City averages 3.7 goals per game.
Roc City also got points from Anthony DePetres, who also registered one goal and one assist. Roc City also had goals scored by Wesley Austin, Brian Wade, and James Lockamyeir, who scored one goal each. In addition, Roc City received assists from Joseph Gardner, Aiden Conolly, Jared Tam-Grimshaw, and Connor Guay, who contributed one each and John Melcher and Sam Cammilleri, who each chipped in two.
Wilkes-Barre excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. The defensemen of Wilkes-Barre were also effective in Roc City\’s zone, and came away with two goals.
Wilkes-Barre was led by Daniel Leisser, who racked up three goals. Other players who recorded assists for Wilkes-Barre were Arturs Bush, who had two and Jan Mendel, Brett Welsh, Krystof Rykala, and Derek Bureau, who contributed one each.
Roc City\’s starting goalie, Justin Nevinger, made eight saves and finished with the win before he was taken out in favor of Ian Stahl, who stopped 14 shots. Roc City incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors. Wilkes-Barre\’s Kevin Quinlin stopped 25 shots out of the 31 that he faced. Wilkes-Barre incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.