Cyclones sweep Elite in weekend action
The Elite squad battled hard, but the Cyclones swept the Pics 6 - 4 on Saturday night, and 4 - 2 on Sunday afternoon in a home-and-home series.
Saturday night's affair was a low penalty event, but not a low scoring one. Throughout the game, the scoring was back and forth, but two goals in the final three minutes of regulation on Saturday swung the game to the Cyclones. Simon Higgins scored twice, but it was not enough. Ray Picard stopped 38 out of 44 shots in the loss.
Sunday afternoon's tilt started off with an unassisted goal from the Cyclones, credited to Matt LaJoie, but Nick Disanti was able to get the Pics on the board on an ensuing face off during the power play as he was able to get the puck in the net through traffic. Zack Fox and Braeden Humphrey were credited with assists.
The Cyclones struck back with two of their own, but Kevin Avery was able to get his first goal as a member of the Pics when he was able to put in the one timer push in when Nick Starosielski fed him the puck and made it 3 - 2. Hunter Dodds was also credited with an assist.
LaJoie put the insurance goal on the board with just under 4 minutes left. Jack Messing stopped 24 out of 28 shots in the loss.