Wilkes-Barre failed to take advantage of its power play opportunities and Syracuse shook off a number of penalties to win, 2-1.
Syracuse was paced by Nicholas Sanborn, who grabbed one goal. Sanborn scored on the power play 19:21 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Syracuse. Syracuse had gotten the advantage when Wilkes-Barre\’s Derrick Wruble was sent off for boarding. Matthew Emerick assisted on the tally.
Syracuse excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in 11 chances. Wilkes-Barre was unable to stop Syracuse from sending pucks towards the net, and Syracuse eventually piled up 32 shots on goal. Syracuse could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 46 minutes in penalties during the game.
Kyle VanWagner recorded 24 saves for Syracuse. Syracuse registered one goal on six power play opportunities. Syracuse ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Kelsey Head was ejected from the game. Wilkes-Barre\’s Devin Peterson stopped 30 shots out of the 32 that he faced. Wilkes-Barre ended with 25 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major. For Wilkes-Barre, Alexander Barrone was ejected from the game.