Howell, New Jersey native Brad Becker snagged his first power-play goal of the season to help the Jr. Senators secure three wins at home over the weekend. The 6’2/ 180lbs forward collected 2 goals, 6 assists and a +6 rating through three games. “We are very proud of Brad for his accomplishment. Brad comes from the NAHL and we call on him to be a leader both on and off the ice for our team. Brad’s 8 points in 3 games were key to leading our team to three wins over the weekend,” said Assistant Coach Nick Perri.
We would also like to congratulate F Jeremy Wilber for being announced as a 2nd Star of the Week.
A 3-goal, 3-assist performance by 19-year-old Tyler Uravage helped the Senators grab two wins over Cape Cod this weekend. With a +4 rating through both games, the 6’1/180 lbs Wyoming, Pennsylvania native was also credited with the game-winning goal on Sunday. “Tyler’s work-ethic on and off the ice has been outstanding early in the season,” said Head Coach Chris Laganiere. “His contributions on the ice this past weekend led our team to two big wins.”
We would also like to recognize F Conor Landrigan for making the Honorable Mention.
“Binghamton Jr. Senators 2 vs. Pittsburgh Vengeance 1-Only one goal was scored in each period of play between Binghamton and Pittsburgh, and Binghamton secured a 2-1 in over Pittsburgh. Ryan Flanagan and Armaan Thiara each scored once for the Senators, while Perry Shiring scored the lone goal for the Vengeance. Between the pipes, Steven Schmitt made 40 saves for the Senators, and Nikoloas Manousos stopped 22 shots on the Vengeance net.”
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Roc City could not stop Wilkes-Barre's Ryan Flanagan, who tallied a hat trick in a 5-2 win.
Flanagan's first goal came 8:22 into the first period. He then added goals at 10:17 into the first and at 13:11 into the third.
Wilkes-Barre was often in penalty trouble, totaling eight minors and one major for 41 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 28.0 minutes per game Wilkes-Barre had been spending in the box. Wilkes-Barre stifled Roc City's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Roc City was unable to stop Wilkes-Barre from sending pucks towards the net, and Wilkes-Barre eventually piled up 31 shots on goal.
Roc City's penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled seven minors and one major for 59 minutes in penalty time. Roc City surpassed its season average of 26.0 penalty minutes per game. Roc City did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Roc City averages 4.3 goals per game. Roc City struggled on the penalty kill, allowing Wilkes-Barre to score two power play goals on three chances.
Wilkes-Barre forced Roc City\’s goalies to work hard to keep the puck out of the net, ripping 41 shots and forcing 33 saves. Nevinger made six stops and Patrick Massey made 27. Wilkes-Barre surpassed its usual scoring output this season. This season, Wilkes-Barre averages 3.3 goals per contest.
Wilkes-Barre additionally got points from Brett Welsh, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, Wruble, who also registered one goal and three assists, and Landrigan, who also finished with one goal and three assists. In addition, Wilkes-Barre received assists from Ryan Karpovich, Zacharia Ouladelhadjahmed, and Stephen Aponik, who each chipped in one.
Roc City\’s offense rang up 40 shots on Wilkes-Barre\’s net.
Wilkes-Barre\’s Mathieu Beaudet stopped 37 shots out of the 40 that he faced. Wilkes-Barre incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Roc City incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors.
It was a big weekend for the Wilkes-Barre Miners and forward Ryan Flanagan. The 18-year-old native of Yatesville, PA racked up the points in a home sweep of the Skylands Kings. Flanagan (5’11/180) had 11 points in two games, which included hat-tricks in both wins and a +9 rating. On Saturday, Flanagan had three goals and two assists in an 8-6 win and on Sunday, he scored three more goals, including the game-winner, and added three assists in a 10-1 win. For the season, Flanagan, who played in the NA3EHL West Division prospects team in December, leads the Miners in scoring with 65 points in 35 games played. “We had a solid weekend, winning both games and Ryan was a huge help. He's a good leader on the ice, doing what he's supposed to do. He's a major offensive threat and always working hard to get the puck to the net,” said Ray Welsh, General Manager of the Wilkes-Barre Miners.
2nd Star: Freddie Schaljo, F, Jersey Shore Wildcats
Easton Hockey NA3EHL Forward of the Month: Conor Landrigan, Wilkes-Barre Miners
It was a huge month a February forward Wilkes-Barre Miners forward Conor Landrigan. The 19-year-old from New Tripoli, PA, picked up half of his points on the season in the month of February as the 6’0/180 lbs. forward recorded 20 points (9 goals, 11 assists) and was a +6 during the month. Landrigan recorded at least a point in eight of his nine games during the month and five multi-point games. In just 21 games played this season, Landrigan is 2nd in team scoring with 40 points during the 2015-16 campaign. “Conor is a big part of our team. He has put up great numbers and is consistent in his efforts. He's the kind of player we are looking to move to the NAHL, a hard worker on and off the ice, committed 100% to his teammates and just an all around team player with outstanding character,” said Miners General Manager Ray Welsh.
Runner-Up: Mike Jessman, Cape Cod Islanders
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Frederic Ampleman, Jersey Shore Wildcats – Matt Bauchman, East Coast Minutemen – Anthony Depetres, Roc City Royals –Chris Gasiewicz, Lockport Express – Hunter Soden, Syracuse Stampede