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Pics 18U upend Aviators in OT thriller

By Seth Dussault, 11/09/17, 7:30PM EST

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MIDDLETON, Massachusetts – The Springfield Pics 18U team earned a 1-0 overtime victory over the New York Aviators in USPHL action at the Essex Sports Center on Thursday, November 9.

The Pics record improves to 4-2-0 on the season.

Despite a decisive shot advantage of 31-20 through regulation, the Pics could not find the net, but Connor McAnanama was able to keep his own cage clean, turning aside three shots in the extra time in the shutout.

That set the table for the extra-frame heroics, which came in the form of Pavel Karasek’s first goal of the season, scored at 2:28 of the extra session. Alan Meyer and Kirill Gusarov earned helpers on the OT difference-making tally.

The Pics USPHL campaign continues on Saturday, November 18 with a tilt against the Junior Bruins at the New England Sports Center in Marlboro.

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