Wilkes-Barre suffers tough loss to Skylands, 10-3


Skylands had a four-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 10-3 win over Wilkes-Barre.


Ernest Komarnitskii had one goal and three assists to lead Skylands. Komarnitskii scored 4:00 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Skylands. Mark Crevina picked up the assist.

Skylands' offense rang up 46 shots on Wilkes-Barre's net. Skylands surpassed its usual scoring output this season. This season, Skylands averages 7.7 goals per contest. Skylands was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 24 penalty minutes.

Skylands additionally got points from Crevina, who also grabbed one goal and two assists, Hunter Ledwith, who also had one goal and one assist, and Alec Sanchez, who also registered three goals and two assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Skylands included Cory Decosta, who had two and Cole Skelly and Antonio Martiniello, who scored one goal each. More assists for Skylands came via Joshua Mead, who had two and Steven Windt and Mike King, who each chipped in one.

Wilkes-Barre could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 26 minutes in penalties during the game.

Wilkes-Barre was led by Ryan Flanagan, who finished with two goals and one assist. Flanagan scored the first of his two goals at 6:18 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Skylands. Zacharia Ouladelhadjahmed provided the assist. Flanagan's next tally made the score 6-3 Skylands with 6:32 left in the second period. Derrick Wruble also scored for Wilkes-Barre. In addition, Wilkes-Barre received assists from Kenny Myers, who had one.

Mathias Yttereng made 26 saves for Skylands on 29 shots. Skylands registered three goals on six power play opportunities. Mathieu Beaudet rejected 36 shots on goal for Wilkes-Barre. Wilkes-Barre registered one goal on five power play opportunities.