Corey scored the first of his two goals at 13:02 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Anthony DePetres provided the assist. Corey\’s next tally made the score 5-3 Roc City with 16:00 left in the third period. Roc City had gotten the advantage when Wilkes-Barre\’s Darrin Bruce Jr was sent off for elbowing. DePetres picked up the assist. Orenius scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 10:15 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Wilkes-Barre. Roc City had gained a power play chance when Dalton Olive was whistled for too many men. Jared Tam-Grimshaw assisted on the tally. Orenius\’ next tally on the power play made the score 3-3 with 2:08 left in the second period. Roc City earned a power play opportunity when Ryan Karpovich was put in the box for too many men. Cameron Clark picked up the assist.
Wilkes-Barre\’s power play was ineffective against Roc City\’s penalty kill, which allowed one goal while shorthanded.
Roc City forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up 10 minors and two majors for 70 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 25.0 minutes per game Roc City had been spending in the box. Roc City kept Wilkes-Barre\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Nolan Bivolcic made 44 saves on 50 shots. Roc City surpassed its usual scoring output this season. Roc City has scored at the pace of 3.8 goals per game during the current campaign. Team\’s forwards weren\’t the only contributers offensively, and the team\’s defensemen showcased their scoring touch with three goals.
Wilkes-Barre was often in penalty trouble, totaling 10 minors and two majors for 60 minutes in penalty time. Wilkes-Barre surpassed its season average of 36.0 penalty minutes per game. Roc City was unable to stop Wilkes-Barre from sending pucks towards the net, and Wilkes-Barre eventually piled up 34 shots on goal.
Wilkes-Barre was led by Ryan Flanagan, who tallied two goals. Flanagan scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 1:38 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Wilkes-Barre. Wilkes-Barre had taken the advantage when Roc City\’s Nicholas Cignarale got sent off for too many men. Zacharia Ouladelhadjahmed assisted on the tally. Flanagan\’s next tally on the power play made the score 2-1 Wilkes-Barre with 13:37 left in the second period. Ouladelhadjahmed provided the assist. Wilkes-Barre also got a goal from Derrick Wruble as well.
Justin Nevinger made 31 saves for Roc City on 34 shots. Roc City registered three goals on seven power play opportunities.