Elite steal one from the Bandits 5 - 2
It took 23 minutes, but the Pics opened up the scoring affair in the late game on Saturday night, and skated away with the 5 - 2 victory. Aiden Grabowski was able to grab his first Elite goal of the year just as the Pics were starting on the power play and was able to one time it past Bandits goaltender Paul Bodey. Zack Fox and Nick Disanti were credited with the assists.
The Bandits got revenge just 5 minutes later when Sean Heritage was able to get one past Colin Sherwood to tie the game up at 1.
Simon Higgins got his name added to the scoring column as a shot bounced off a Bandits player and went into the back of the net. Brigham Dubey and Chris Foster were credited with the assists.
Tyler Genovese got what would end up being the game winning goal early in the 3rd period when he he set up at the near post, got a soft pass from Higgins, and put it between the legs of the goaltender to make it 3 - 1. Dubey was credited with the secondary assist.
Foster got what would be the insurance goal at the 5:22 mark of the 3rd period when he got the quick one time pass and fed it through to make it 4 - 1. Martin Rudolf and Disanti were credited with the assists.
Kearney scored one of his own in the waining minutes of regulation, but Rudolf got one of his own at the 17:25 mark when he got the outlet pass and went one on one with the goaltender. He was able to finish off the game with a goal low stick side. Foster and Grabowski were credited with the assists.
Sherwood stopped 36 out of 38 shots for the win, while Paul Bodey stopped 36 out of 41 shots for the loss.