Wilkes-Barre survives Roc City comeback, wins 5-4

Wilkes-Barre survived a determined comeback attempt by Roc City on the way to a 5-4 win.

A goal by Arturs Bush put Wilkes-Barre up 4-1 in the second period, but Roc City pulled to within one on John Papas\’s tally 6:34 into the third period.

Bush had a great game for Wilkes-Barre, netting two goals.

Wilkes-Barre forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up six minors and one major for 27 minutes in penalty time. Wilkes-Barre had been averaging 20.0 minutes in penalties per game. Wilkes-Barre\’s penalty kill unit could not stop Roc City\’s power play, which converted on three of five opportunities. Team\’s forwards weren\’t the only contributers offensively, and the team\’s defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.

Wilkes-Barre also got points from Francis Lacroix, who also registered one goal and one assist. Wilkes-Barre also had goals scored by Mordy Munichman and Daniel Leisser, who each put in one. In addition, Wilkes-Barre received assists from Guillaume St. Germain, who had two and Mason Campbell, Nicholas Vitanovec, Brett Welsh, Austin Bandura, Zoltan Eross, Krystof Rykala, and Kenny Myers, who each chipped in one.

Roc City kept Wilkes-Barre\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Kevin Quinlin made 32 saves on 36 shots.

Roc City additionally got points from Wesley Austin, who also finished with one goal and two assists. More assists for Roc City came via Anthony DePetres, who had three and Aiden Conolly and Brian Wade, who contributed one each.

Wilkes-Barre registered one goal on two power play opportunities. Roc City took out George Collins after he had made 11 saves and installed Ian Stahl in goal, where he finished with nine saves and the loss. Roc City ended with 21 minutes in penalty time with three minors and one major.