The Northeast Generals scored three, third period goals en route to a 4 – 1 win over the New Jersey Titans. Despite the loss, Titans netminder Ethan Kavanagh was outstanding between the pipes stopping 47 of 51 shots.
Deacon More got the Generals on the board with 2:00 remaining in the first period. After Titans defenseman Eyan Gonzalvez-Helm tried to dump the puck out of his zone, it was intercepted at the far side blue line by More. The Generals’ forward skated towards the top of the circle, took a shot that was blocked out front but More picked up the rebound and beat Kavanagh top shelf to make a 1 – 0 game.
Northeast would double their lead at 2:05 into the third period. The Generals Ben Pizzimenti picked up the loose puck at center ice along the near side boards and brought it into the Titans zone on a 2-on-1 with Jacob Kosinski. As Pizzimenti reached the top of the faceoff circle he passed it over to Kosinski on his right. Kosininski charged towards the net and went from his forehand to his backhand to deke Kavanagh and put the puck behind the Titans netminder.
With 8:20 left in the third, the Generals took a commanding three goal lead. As Northeast defenseman Austin Crisp picked up the loose puck in his own zone, he sent a bounce pass of the near side boards to Pizzimenti who entered the offensive zone all along and took a clapper that bounced off Kavanagh’s blocker and into the net for his first goal of the season.
With 3:13 remaining in regulation, Brandon Avezov got the Titans on the board. Philippe Doucette took as shot in close that was saved by Northeast’s goalie Espen Reager but the rebound went behind the net where it was retrieved by Doucette. The Unionville, PA native sent the puck to the left of Reager to Tanner Smith who took a shot that was saved by Reager but Avezov tapped in the rebound to make a 3 – 1 game. It was Avezov’s sixth goal of the season.
Nicklaus Obourn scored with nine seconds remaining in the game to close out the scoring for Northeast.
Reager stopped 13 of 14 shots. Click here for the box score.
The two teams will be back at it tomorrow at 1:00 PM for game two of this three game series.