USPHL Weekend Wrap-Up (11/19/18)

USPHL Weekend Recap

NCDC

The NCDC team traveled to Massachusetts for a three game weekend in the Islanders HC Showcase.

Friday, November 16th

Syracuse Stars (8-13-2) – 3
Rochester Monarchs (7-13-1) – 6

Syracuse was outshot 42 to 33 and lost the first game of the weekend 6-3. Buster Larsson opened the scoring with assists by newcomers Jeremy Gabriele and Veit. Rochester went on to score the next six goals before Syracuse finally found the back of the net again midway through the third period. Dominik Bogdziul scored his 8th of the season assisted by Griffen Sanom. Larsson added his second of the game a few minutes later.

Nick Wiencek started the game, allowed one goal on 6 shots. I assume he was injured later in the period because he was replaced a few minutes later by David Otter who stopped 31 of 36 while recording the loss.

BOX SCORE

Saturday, November 17th

Syracuse Stars (8-13-2) – 2
Junior Bruins (16-4-2) – 6

Outshot once again, 37 to 32, the Junior Bruins scored four straight to build a 4-0 lead early in the third period. Cannon Green scored to cut the lead to 4-1 2 minutes into the final period. Assists were credited to Mathieu Gervais and Blake Tosto. It only took 25 seconds for the Bruins to regain their three goal lead following the goal by Green. Gervais added a goal of his own halfway through the period, but that was the extent of the offense from Syracuse. Kabore Dunn and Sam Lau assisted.

BOX SCORE

Sunday, November 18th

Syracuse Stars (8-13-2) – 1
New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs (14-9-0) – 5

The Stars found themselves down by one following the first period, but Matias Arppe tied things up 3 minutes into the second. From then on it was all Monarchs. Starting goalie David Otter was chased after allowing three second period goals in 2:44. He finished with 9 saves on 13 shots. Wiencek came in and stopped 8 of 9 in 33 minutes of action.

BOX SCORE

The Stars are back in action December 1st and 2nd when they face the Junior Bruins another two times.

Premier

The Premier team was also in MA for the Islanders HC Showcase and was able to play against teams they would normally never see during a regular season. Showcase game were only 50 minutes in length instead of the usual 60 minutes for regular season games.

Friday November 16th

Syracuse Stars (8-10-1) – 1
Minnesota Moose (9-7-0) – 2

This game featured two very evenly matched teams and the score showed that. Bryce Grennan got the Stars on the board 6 minutes into the first period assisted by Michael Biben and Morgan Clarke-Pizzo. Minnesota scored one goal in the second and one more in the third to seal the victory. Aleksandr Solovev finished with 20 saves.

BOX SCORE

Syracuse Stars (9-10-1) – 5
Lansing Wolves (15-7-1) – 2

Ole Henrik Arnesen scored a power-play goal and Solandis Pak added an even strength goal giving the Stars a 2-1 lead after the first period. Lansing tied it up 2 minutes into the 2nd , but Tyler Knicley put his team back out front just before the end of the period. Henry Froass added his 13th of the year and Brennan Ash scored his first to cap off the scoring and secure the 5-2 victory. Tripp Clarke helped earn the victory with 20 saves on the night.

BOX SCORE

Saturday, November 17th

Syracuse Stars (10-11-1) – 2
Florida Eels (15-6-2) – 5

Florida used a three-goal first period to help put away the Stars in a penalty filled game. Each team was assessed 24 minutes worth of minor penalties, with 13 total penalties being called in the first period alone. Florida had a 3-0 lead in the waning minutes of the third period, but Tyson Rohrer found the back of the net with just over 30 seconds left to get the Stars on the board. Florida added another in the second increasing their lead to 4-1. Rohrer scored again in the third before the Eels added another one for the 5-2 win. Solovev stopped 20 in the loss.

BOX SCORE

Sunday, November 18th

Syracuse Stars (11-11-1) – 5
Florida Junior Blades (5-13-1) – 1

Clarke led the way in goal making 25 saves on 26 shots while two goals from Dalton Blundell helped edge the Florida Junior Blades 5-1. The Blades jumped out to a 1-0 lead before unassisted goals from Blundell, Kyle Cronin and Blundell once again had the Stars ahead 3-1 heading into the third. Grennan and Clarke-Pizzo added to that lead scoring 23 seconds apart midway through the third.

BOX SCORE

The Stars are off until December 1st/2nd when they travel to Niagara Falls for a two-game set against the Niagara Falls Thunder.

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