Pics Elite fall to IHC
The Pics may have struck first with two goals early in the 1st and 2nd period, but the Islanders stuck back hard with two goals of their own. The Pics then stuck back again in the 3rd period, but three quick goals sent momentum into IHC's favor, and they didn't look back, as IHC defeated the Elite squad 5 - 4.
Brigham Dubey struck first early in the 1st period when he fought on down on the shorthand, down towards the Pics attacking zone, and was able to drive through defenders and go around the net and put a targeted shot, high glove side to make it 1 - 0. Nick Zanin and Aiden Grabowski were credited with the assists.
Thomas Malatinec grabbed his 2nd career goal on the Elite squad when the goaltender tried grabbing the puck outside of the crease but fell and Malatinec took advantage of it and placed the puck over his prone body. Dubey and Parker Donahue were credited with the assists.
The Islanders were able to put two up in the 2nd period, to make it a brand-new hockey game going into the 3rd period.
Nick Disanti made it 3 - 2 when the Pics were on the shorthand again. Disanti got the outlet pass, and went one on one with the goaltender, and came out victorious. Simon Higgins and Kevin Avery were credited with the assists.
Hunter Dodds got added to the scoresheet under the goals column when he was able to push the puck through traffic in front of the net to make it 4 - 2. Chris Foster and Nick Disanti were credited with the assists.
The Islanders were able to put three in a row after Dodd's goal. The Pics were unable to even it up with the extra attacker, and the Islanders defeated the Pics 5 - 4. Jack Messing stopped 24 out of 29 shots in the loss.