Kyle VanWagner was superb between the pipes for Syracuse, as he did not allow a goal in an 8-0 victory over Wilkes-Barre.
Syracuse forced Wilkes-Barre\’s goaltenders to work between the pipes, totaling 52 shots and forcing 44 saves. Mathieu Beaudet made 37 stops and Devin Peterson made seven. Syracuse was steadier on the defensive front than it has been for much of this season. Syracuse gives up 3.0 goals on average per game. Syracuse bested its season scoring average. This season, Syracuse averages 2.4 goals per contest. Syracuse\’s defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals.
Syracuse also got points from Nicholas Sanborn, who also grabbed two goals and one assist and Soden, who also finished with two goals and three assists. Kelsey Head also scored for Syracuse. In addition, Syracuse received assists from Josh Wallace, who had two and Richard Hart, Dan Buehler, Rocco DeRollo, and Nicholas Chalifoux, who contributed one each.
Wilkes-Barre stifled Syracuse\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Wilkes-Barre\’s offense operated below its season average. Wilkes-Barre puts an average of 2.6 pucks into the net per game. Wilkes-Barre\’s offense rang up 31 shots on Syracuse\’s net.
Kyle VanWagner made 31 saves for Syracuse on 31 shots. Syracuse incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Wilkes-Barre incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.