The Pics struck first, but the Islanders had two unanswered goals in the 3rd to skate away with the victory on Saturday night 2 - 1.
Oliver Cookson got the loan goal for the Pics just past the half way point in the 1st period when he set up just outside the near faceoff circle in front of the net and he got a pass from Connor O'Brien who wrapped around the Islanders goal to attempt a goal, but passed the puck through traffic to Cookson who deposited it in the back of the net. Nick Foster was credited with the secondary assist.
The Islanders deposited two unanswered goals in the 3rd period. The Pics did pull Friedlander for the extra attacker, but could not convert on the numerous attempted and fell 2 - 1. Friedlander stopped 30 out of 32 shots for the loss.
The Pics and the B's battled back and forth Saturday night, but it was three unanswered goals that threw momentum in the favor of the B's, and the Pics fell 6 - 4.
Dominick Balboni, and Paud O'Brien each had multi-point nights.
Sam Zavelson stopped 21 out of 27 shots for the loss.
The Pics scored twice in the 1st, but the Islanders might have been down but not out as it took until overtime for the Pics to defeat the Islanders 5 - 4 on top of a Dominick Balboni overtime goal.
Aaron Champagne opened up the scoring just under 6 minutes into the opening frame when he got a feed from Connor Cognac. Dominick Balboni added to his team leading 20 assists with the secondary assist while on the power play.
Eli Boyle got a short handed goal just about 10 minutes later. Connor Cognac and Bryce St. Martin got the assists.
The Islanders returned the two in a row with two in a row of their own in the 2nd period.
Liam Byrne and Cognac each scored a goal of their own in the 2nd period, with Cognac, Balboni, Paud O'Brien, and Bryce St. Martin all got assists.
The Islanders got two more in the 3rd to tie it up, with the tying goal in the waining minute while on the shorthand.
Dominick Balboni got the game winning goal at just about the half way point in the overtime period when he dragged the puck in front of the goal, getting the goaltender to commit the opposite way.
Pics goaltender Garret Woodruff stopped 37 out of 41 goals for the win.
The Springfield Pics skated in on Saturday night, knowing that they had a target on their back with their current streak, and skated out with a victory, defeating the Islanders Hockey Club 4 - 3 in a back and forth battle.
Neither team scored in the first period, but the Pics struck first in the 2nd when Bryce St. Martin got the give and go pass from Felix Appelt, who was breaking down the wing and St. Martin was on the opposite side. St. Martin set up on the opposite post and shot from his knees and got Varveris blocking low while St. Martin went high over the leg blockers. Timofey Basarab was credited with the secondary assist.
The Pics struck again later on in the 2nd when Seth Chernik went stick side against Varveris. Liam Byrne got possession of the puck and looked to take the initial shot. He then went behind the net for a wrap around but noticed traffic, and went a bit further down to find Chernik sitting in front of the net. Aiden Grabowski was credited with the secondary assist.
The Islanders then scored three in a row to make it 3 - 2 going into the 3rd period. The Pics may have been down, but they were not out and Timofey Basarab showed it on the power play when he popped the water bottle as he got the pass from Dominick Balboni. Felix Appelt won the face off and dished if off to Balboni.
Mike Dyer got his second goal of the season, and first game winning goal when he got the pass from beyond the red line from Liam Andersen and went down with Andersen, with Andersen acting as the decoy. Dyer was then able to get the puck to squeak through the legs of Varveris to make it 4 - 3. Spencer Strouse netted his first assist as a Pic as well, getting credit for the secondary assist.
Garret Woodruff stopped 35 out of 38 shots in the win, while Mike Varveris stopped 40 out of 44 shots for the loss.
The Pics face the Boston Junior Bruins Sunday at 11:30 am at the New England Sports Center.
The Pics skated into Sunday afternoon's tilt against the Islanders with 5 wins in a row, and skated out with 6 wins in a row as they defeated the Islanders 6 - 3.
The Islanders opened up the scoring first early in the 1st period, but it took until a little over 6 minutes on into the 2nd period when Timofey Basarab started up with the Pics four unanswered goals. Basarab lined up behind the screen of two Pics players and shot it into the back of the net. Ryan Moorhouse and Sean Ferus were credited with the assists.
Connor Cognac got the next goal when him and Connor O'Brien both got along the boards, and O'Brien was able to dish it off to Cognac. O'Brien went up the opposite side as a decoy. The IHC goaltender kept eyes on O'Brien and Cognac was able to get it past him. Nicholas Lopes was credited with the secondary assist.
Connor O'Brien was able to get his own rebound and score a goal when he got a feed from Aaron Champagne while breaking down the wing. Timofey Basarab initiated the feed and was on the opposite post as a decoy, and was also credited with an assist.
Aiden Grabowski got the Pics' 4th goal almost immediately off the faceoff when he got the pass from Dominick Balboni who won the faceoff. Grabowski was able to shoot it in from the blue line unopposed. Bryce St. Martin was also credited with an assist.
IHC was able to notch two goals to bring them within one, but Connor Cognac was able to restart the Pics' scoring frenzy when he was able to deposit the soft rebound off a Bryce St. Martin shot from the point. Liam Byrne was able to dish it off to St. Martin to complete the assist.
The Pics skated in on a 4 game winning streak, and were able to make it 5 in a row when they shut out the Bandits 10 - 0 on Saturday night. Having a combined total of 15 unanswered goals over two games. Timofey Basarab and Dominick Balboni each had hat tricks in the rout.
Dominick Balboni opened up the scoring frenzy while on the penalty kill when he got a feed from Nicholas Lopes off the boards to originally get it out of the zone, and was originally going down the ice as a forechecker. He noticed that the Bandits opposing player was not moving fast after the puck and took off, beating the player to the puck and was able to line up a quick shot and went top shelf against the goaltender.
Nick Foster was able to make it 2 - 0 when he redirected a shot on net from Bryce St. Martin that squeaked between the pads of Connor Lee. Liam Byrne was credited with the secondary assist.
Timofey Basarab made it 3 - 0 when he was able to bring the puck in close, and deke the Lee and left him frozen and got it in the opposite side. Dominick Balboni and Bryce St. Martin were both credited with the assists.
Timofey Basarab notched another one when he was able to line up for a perfect straight up shot down the middle after he grabbed the puck off a Bandit's stick. Nobody challenged him and he was able to beat Lee high. Matt Kennedy and Dominick Balboni got the assists.
Sean Ferus made it 5 - 0 when he was able to get the soft drop pass from Aaron Champagne when he was challenged by a defender and was able to one-time it into the back of the net. Connor Cognac was credited with the secondary assist.
Bryce St. Martin made it 6 - 0 when he was able to go 5-hole on the goaltender when he received a pass from along the board from Connor O'Brien who got the puck from Matt Kennedy
Dominick Balboni made it 7 - 0 when he tipped the puck in off a redirect from Nicholas Lopes. Alex Speckhart was credited with the secondary assist.
Timofey Basarab netted his hat trick when he tipped a shot in from Aiden Grabowski. Basarab drove down the ice and was challenged in the corner. He dished the puck off to Matt Kennedy, who dished it off to Grabowski who made the intitial shot. Basarab deflected it into a different direction beating the goaltender.
Connor O'Brien made it 9 - 0 when he was able to tip in the shot from Timofey Basarab on a 3 on 1. Nicholas Lopes got the secondary assist.
Dominick Balboni got his hat trick when he put his stick down at just the right time to deflect a shot from Alex Speckhart.
Connor Lee stopped 34 out of 41 for the loss, while Sean Raynor stopped 19 out of 22 for the Bandits. Cameron Schnopp stopped all 39 shots for the win.
The Pics skated into IHC, and defeated them 8 - 3 in a Friday noontime tilt.
The Pics opened up the scoring when Timofey Basarab was able to capitalize off a faceoff win from Brigham Dubey and deposited it in the back of the net.
Sean Ferus was able to make it 2 - 0 when he got a shot off a loose puck from a Nathan Brown face off win and quick shot. Aaron Champagne was credited with the secondary assist.
The Islanders were able to get one on the board after that, but Dominick Balboni was able to go 5-hole on the goaltender when he broke down the wing and received a drop pass from Timofey Basarab who was on the opposite end of the ice. Balboni was unopposed on his trek down the ice and was given enough time to line up his shot to make it 3 - 1.
The Islanders tried to start to throw the momentum their way when they scored two unanswered goals, but Nick Foster got what would be the game winning goal when Connor O'Brien fed him the loose puck and Foster was able to deposit it bar down.
Connor Cognac was able to get the insurance goal when he jammed at the puck in front of the net off a soft rebound from his own shot. Connor O'Brien gave the puck to Cognac and was credited with the assist.
Connor O'Brien was able to get one in the back of the net, and start his natural hat trick when he got the puck from an Aaron Champagne successful faceoff.
Connor O'Brien was able to tally in the empty net as the Islanders pulled the goaltender with just over 3:30 left to go in the game to attempt to get back into it. Timofey Basarab got the assist.
It was hat-trick time for Connor O'Brien has he got a close in shot opportunity and was able to capitalize on it as Timofey Basarab had the puck, and dished it off to O'Brien who was sitting on the post and tapped it in top shelf.
Marcello De Antunano stopped 49 out of 52 shots for the win.
Pics defeated the Junior Bruins 7 - 5 in front of the friendly faithful making it 3 wins in a row.
The Bruins opened up the scoring frenzy, scoring twice in a row.
Dominick Balboni opened up the scoring frenzy for the Pics. Seth Chernik and Aiden Grabowski were credited with the assists.
Seth Chernik scored the Pics' second goal, with Paud O'Brien and Connor Cognac assisting.
The Bruins then scored one more, making it 3 - 2 in favor of the visiting Bruins.
Liam Byrne then scored, tying the score up at 3 a piece. Zach Shupe and Matt Kennedy got the assists.
Vaughn Gillen scored his first of the game, putting the B's back on top.
Liam Andersen restarted the frenzy, as the Pics scored 3 in a row to throw the momentum in their favor. Cole Growhoski and Connor Cognac got the assists on the first of 3 goals. Dylan Taylor then scored what would be the game winning goal with Hunter Dodds and Matt Kennedy getting the assists. Connor Cognac then scored what would be the insurance goal with Seth Chernik and Paud O'Brien assisting.
Vaughn Gillen got the B's within one, but Connor Cognac scored on the empty net to make it 7 - 5. Dominick Balboni and Cole Growhoski got the assists.
Quinn Sullivan stopped 34 out of 39 shots for the win.
Four unanswered goals were key to the Elite squad's road victory Saturday night against the Bandits, as they emerged victorious 4 - 2.
Liam Byrne opened up the scoring shortly after the opening faceoff as he got the give and go pass from Seth Chernik and deposited it stick side of Bandits goaltender Connor Lee. Matt Kennedy was credited with the secondary assist.
Aiden Grabowski got the Pics second goal as him and Paud O'Brien were driving down the near side of the ice one behind each other when O'Brien drop passed the puck to Grabowski who deposited the puck in exactly the same area as Byrne did earlier. Matt Kennedy was credited with the secondary assist.
Felix Appelt got what would end up being the game winning goal when he got a rebound from Paud O'Brien and spun around and delivered the puck to the rear of the net. Bryce St. Martin was credited with the secondary assist.
Sean Ferus got revenge for the brutal hit on him as he was able to deposit a dragging slapshot of a goal off a feed from Liam Byrne who broke down the ice with Bryce St. Martin while on the power play.
Garret Woodruff was credited with the win, stopping 38 out of 40 shots.
The Springfield Pics defeated the Bandits 5 - 3 this afternoon, snapping a 6 game losing streak that started last month. Aaron Champagne netted his first hat trick as a Pic, as well as Matt Kennedy making a statement, netting his first goal of his career, which happened to be the game winning goal.
Aaron Champagne opened up the game scoring just 6 minutes in when he won the race to the puck to prevent the icing call. He then dished it off to Aaron Champagne opened up the game scoring just 6 minutes in when he won the race to the puck to prevent the icing call. He then dished it off to Sean Ferus who sent it back to Champagne who was in front of the net, in the slot for the one time. James Lynch was credited with the secondary assist.
The Bruins put up two unanswered goals, both of them in the 1st period.
Aaron Champagne then notched his 2nd goal of the afternoon when Connor Cognac shot the puck in front of the net, and Champagne was able to shove the puck in the back of the net. Eli Boyle was credited with the secondary assist.
Bryce St. Martin netted the next goal off a deflection to an open end of the net as the goaltender was out of position. Eli Boyle fed St. Martin the puck who then put it in the back of the net. Dylan Taylor was given credit as he was able to dish in the original feed to Boyle.
Matt Kennedy netted his first goal as a Pic, as well as getting the game winning goal in the waning seconds of the 2nd period when he was able to get set up within a few feet dead center in front of the net and got the feed from Felix Appelt. Paud O'Brien was credited with the secondary assist.
Aaron Champagne was able to net the insurance goal, as well as the signature to the hat trick in the 3rd period when he was able to get a shot in, and it bounced off, up, and over the glove of Connor Lee. It trickled into the crease and just passed the goal line. Alex Speckhart and Cole Lemay were credited with the assists.
Cameron Schnopp stopped 38 out of 41 shots for the win, while Connor Lee stopped 28 out of 33 for the loss.
The Elite squad bounce back from being down 2 - 1 against a strong IHC squad to win 3 - 2.
Zach Shupe got the Pics on the board first when he received a cross ice pass from Simon Banas, which caused a dual with the goaltender, in which he was victorious. Aiden Grabowski was credited with the secondary assist.
The Islanders were able to put two goals on the board which was the score until the waining minutes of the 2nd period when Paud O'Brien was able to drill a shot past the Islanders goaltender to tie it up at 2 a piece. Dominic Balboni and Mike Dyer were credited with the assists.
Balboni got another game-winning goal when he was able to split the defense and drove down the ice when he got a pass from Mike Penna. Cody Samson got the other assist.
Sam Zavelson stopped 49 out of 51 shots for the win, and Islanders goaltender Austin GIlbert stopped 19 out of 22 shots for the loss.