Skylands had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 5-2 win over Wilkes-Barre.
Hunter Ledwith had two goals and one assist to lead Skylands. Ledwith scored the first of his two goals at 2:53 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Skylands. Matt Sinatra provided the assist. Ledwith\’s next tally made the score 5-2 Skylands with 2:04 left in the third period. Skylands had gotten the advantage when Wilkes-Barre\’s Connor Landregan was sent off for cross checking. Sinatra assisted on the tally.
In a losing effort, Wilkes-Barre was paced by Ryan Flanagan, who had two goals. Flanagan scored the first of his two goals at 7:55 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Skylands. Tanner Kahlau picked up the assist. Flanagan\’s next tally made the score 3-2 Skylands with 8:01 left in the first period. Landregan assisted on the tally.
Skylands forced Wilkes-Barre\’s goalies to work hard to keep the puck out of the net, launching 38 shots and forcing 33 saves. Mathieu Beaudet made three stops and Devin Peterson made 30. Skylands stifled Wilkes-Barre\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.
Skylands also had goals scored by Tim Vant, Nicholas King, and Billy Rafferty, who scored one goal each. In addition, Skylands received assists from Antonio Martiniello, who had two and Cory Decosta, who had three.
More assists for Wilkes-Barre came via Dalton Olive, who had one.
Skylands\’ Mathias Yttereng stopped 25 shots out of the 27 that he faced. Skylands incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Wilkes-Barre incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.