Guillaume St. Germain racked up two points to lead Wilkes-Barre to a 6-3 victory over East Coast.
In the losing effort, East Coast was paced by Anton Ridgard, who registered two goals. Ridgard scored the first of his two goals at 18:37 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Marek Kocis picked up the assist. Ridgard\’s next tally made the score 3-1 East Coast with 3:38 left in the second period. East Coast earned a power play opportunity when St. Germain was put in the box for interference. Vlademir Dyabenev assisted on the tally.
East Coast was unable to stop Wilkes-Barre from sending pucks towards the net, and Wilkes-Barre eventually piled up 63 shots on goal. Wilkes-Barre was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 24 penalty minutes.
Wilkes-Barre also had goals scored by Lewis Hackling, Jonathan Wisten, Austin Bandura, Derek Bureau, and Daniel Leisser, who scored one goal each. In addition, Wilkes-Barre received assists from Francis Lacroix, who had two and Zak Bouve, Johannes Leitner, Jan Mendel, Arturs Bush, Logan Obes, Krystof Rykala, and Hunter Hackling, who contributed one each.
East Coast\’s offense rang up 37 shots on Wilkes-Barre\’s net.
Wilkes-Barre\’s Bouve stopped 34 shots out of the 37 that he faced. Wilkes-Barre registered two goals on four power play opportunities. Aidan Critchlow rejected 57 shots on goal for East Coast. East Coast incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.