Another week, another big weekend for the NAHL team. Bryan Erikson’s group got four points on a series sweep of the Jamestown Rebels, a big effort for how they battled as a team.
Erikson had the following to say about the weekend.
“Friday’s game I thought both teams were pretty sloppy. Jamestown has a very well coached team and it was a tight game early. We got some lucky breaks to open the scoring but the goals were also a product of us working a lot on driving the net during our bye week. And I thought we got better as the game went on. Good night for our offense and our D. And I though Cullen worked through some struggles early to help settle us down.
I was pretty happy with our first period on Saturday. I thought we stuck to our game plan well. But then the second period we did what we have done way too much which is get away from what’s worked. And Jamestown and any team is too good for us to not finish hits, sloppy neutral zone play and bad defensive gaps. The second got off the rails. And I think a turning point was the fight by Captain Matt Boczar. It wasn’t something we wanted but it happened and it helped fire the boys up. We were able to score a nice PP goal to only be done 1 after 2. Then Eric and I kind of challenged the team in between periods. And they responded with the tying goal on a great play by Minnehan to Andreychuk right away. Then Keefer gave us the lead for good with a slick move on a breakaway.
It’s the best type of weekend for a coach. We got all 4 points. And we needed them. But played sloppy enough that we have their attention for this weeks practices in order to prepare for the daunting task of 2 games in Johnstown. Looking forward to a great week.”
NAHL Box Scores
Northeast Generals 6 at Jamestown Rebels 2 – Status: Final
Friday, November 5, 2021 – Northwest Arena
Northeast 1 3 2 – 6
Jamestown 0 1 1 – 2
1st Period-1, Northeast, Minnehan 9 (Zezima, Keefer), 5:10. Penalties-Corcoran Nte (interference-minor), 5:56; Lafay Jmt (cross checking-minor), 20:00.
2nd Period-2, Northeast, Zezima 2 (Scott, Minnehan), 4:43. 3, Jamestown, Lundy 6 (Hamstad, Kivela Carlzon), 9:07. 4, Northeast, Andreychuk 6 (Scott, Wites), 15:09. 5, Northeast, Scott 6 (Boczar, DesRochers), 18:07 (PP). Penalties-Musella Jmt (tripping-minor), 5:20; Marnauzs Nte (holding-minor), 11:25; Lafay Jmt (roughing-double minor), 15:25.
3rd Period-6, Northeast, Corcoran 2 (Gordon, Keefer), 0:13. 7, Northeast, Kolnik 3 (Schubert, Schroeder), 1:50. 8, Jamestown, Lafay 3 (Amici, Lune), 2:12. Penalties-served by Marnauzs Nte (unsportsmanlike conduct-minor), 18:22; Boczar Nte (roughing-minor, unsportsmanlike conduct-10 minute misconduct), 18:47; Vaarwerk Jmt (roughing-minor, unsportsmanlike conduct-10 minute misconduct), 18:47.
Shots on Goal-Northeast 5-12-9-26. Jamestown 12-3-9-24.
Power Play Opportunities-Northeast 1 / 4; Jamestown 0 / 3.
Goalies-Northeast, DeYoung 5-3-0-0 (24 shots-22 saves). Jamestown, Suggs 6-3-0-1 (20 shots-14 saves); Hale 0-3-1-0 (6 shots-6 saves).
Linesmen-Ben Eisenhunt, Kieran Green.
Northeast Generals 5 at Jamestown Rebels 4 – Status: Final
Saturday, November 6, 2021 – Northwest Arena
Northeast 1 1 3 – 5
Jamestown 0 3 1 – 4
1st Period-1, Northeast, Scott 7 (Minnehan, Andreychuk), 14:59. Penalties-Wites Nte (cross checking-minor), 11:01; Lune Jmt (interference-minor), 19:05.
2nd Period-2, Jamestown, Lafay 4 (Casper), 2:30. 3, Jamestown, Lundy 7 (West, Hamstad), 3:15. 4, Jamestown, Hamstad 4 (West, Lundy), 14:06 (SH). 5, Northeast, Schroeder 2 (Jennersjö, Minnehan), 14:42 (PP). Penalties-Schubert Nte (tripping-minor), 11:35; Szretter Jmt (holding-minor), 13:18; Boczar Nte (fighting-major, fighting-10 misc), 15:12; Amici Jmt (fighting-major, fighting-10 misc), 15:12.
3rd Period-6, Northeast, Andreychuk 7 (Minnehan, Scott), 0:16. 7, Northeast, Keefer 9 (Corcoran, Gordon), 6:57. 8, Northeast, Keefer 10 (Gordon, Corcoran), 10:13. 9, Jamestown, Amici 2 (Vaarwerk, Bazin), 19:15. Penalties-Musella Jmt (head contact-minor), 4:08; Scott Nte (kneeing-minor), 15:22; McCarthy Nte (hooking-minor), 19:30.
Shots on Goal-Northeast 9-8-12-29. Jamestown 11-13-10-34.
Power Play Opportunities-Northeast 1 / 3; Jamestown 0 / 4.
Goalies-Northeast, DeYoung 5-3-0-0 (34 shots-30 saves). Jamestown, Hale 0-3-1-0 (29 shots-24 saves).
Linesmen-Ben Eisenhunt, Kieran Green.
As for the NA3HL group, they used a three goal third period to stay undefeated, and found a way to win against the Bay State Bobcats. Nolan Murphy put home the game winner, and Mason Joseph made 18 saves on 21 shots faced.
Head Coach Daryl Locke had the following to say about his group’s work.
“ I thought Friday’s game we started super slow. We didn’t have our legs and it was obvious we were in for a battle all night. Baystate jumped on us early in the 1st period and forced us to up our game. I think the half way point of the 1st period we regrouped and put together a handful of solid shifts and got back to being fast and physical. Nick Wracker ,our captain, was a force around the net all night. He was playing physical with pace and was pushing their defense back on their heels. Mason Joseph kept us in the game early with timely saves and the boys were determined to keep their streak intact. Overall, probably our worst game of the season as far as momentum goes and being ready at the drop of the puck. That falls on me as the coach. I have to do a better job of focusing them when they enter the building. We’ll have plenty of conversations this week in practice about preparedness and our approach going forward. I’m still proud of the way they battled back and hopefully we can turn this bump into a positive.”
Bay State Bobcats 3 at Northeast Generals 6 – Status: Final
Friday, November 5, 2021 – New England Sports Village
Bay State 2 1 0 – 3
Northeast 2 1 3 – 6
1st Period-1, Bay State, Warren 2 (Greene), 8:36. 2, Northeast, McNamee 2 (Felix, Nuzzolilo), 11:03 (PP). 3, Northeast, Wracker 2 (Mulligan, McCreadie), 11:22. 4, Bay State, Morissette 1 (Janik, Fritz), 19:18. Penalties-Schirm Bsb (checking from behind-minor, unsportsmanlike conduct-10 minute misconduct), 9:44.
2nd Period-5, Bay State, Cormie 3 (Desmarais, Fritz), 0:24. 6, Northeast, Mulligan 2 (Lamphear), 6:58. Penalties-Morissette Bsb (tripping-minor), 13:45; Schirm Bsb (unsportsmanlike conduct-minor), 13:45.
3rd Period-7, Northeast, Murphy 6 (Frolik, Nuzzolilo), 5:11. 8, Northeast, Solokhin 2 (Wracker, Ramm), 13:35. 9, Northeast, Gorman 7 (Crisp), 17:52 (SH EN). Penalties-Sinople Net (checking from behind-minor, unsportsmanlike conduct – 10 minute), 10:35; McCreadie Net (hooking-minor), 17:19.
Shots on Goal-Bay State 7-6-8-21. Northeast 25-17-21-63.
Power Play Opportunities-Bay State 0 / 2; Northeast 1 / 4.
Goalies-Bay State, Di Fiore 2-5-1-0 (62 shots-57 saves). Northeast, Joseph 7-0-0-0 (21 shots-18 saves).
Linesmen-A. Clark, Dominick Cappadona.
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