Photo Credit: Kelsey Lee-Violet Turtle Photography
The Northeast Generals took two more steps towards locking down a playoff spot with two crucial late season wins this weekend. The team notched wins over Danbury and Maine in back-to-back games.
Head Coach Bryan Erikson had the following to say.
“ I loved the way we played in the first period yesterday. But I thought we did a bad job within our structure in the 2nd and the 3rd. And I told the boys that after the game. I might have gone a bit overboard in my unhappiness but I don’t want them getting complacent. We had some big contributions yesterday from guys like Evan Orr (GWG), Alex Krause with 2 big assists, Keefer, Friberg and Andreychuk all played huge as well. And Jackson McCarthy was great as was Steven Ardagna who had a great fight. It was great to get the 2 points but we need to clean it up a bit. Today’s game I was really happy with our 2nd and 3rd periods. I thought we got back to what has allowed us to have success in the past few weeks. Matt Boczar has been snakebitten of late and it was huge for him to score early and get the boys going. Then Ryan Corcoran and David Tolan made great plays on the Kyle Schroeder’s GWG. It is great to get contributions all over the line-up as we did today. And Andy scoring the SH ENG was much needed to let us breathe. But I thought Oliver Drum was great in net. He hasn’t played a ton lately but he had a great week of practice and it was great to see him respond as we will need him down the stretch. A great team effort. Although we didn’t play our best in either game we will take the wins. “”
Of the franchise record six game win streak Erikson said “ a six game win streak is fine. Just happy to win. But the timing of it is huge. I look forward to another big week of practice followed by 3 games in Maine which will be a huge test for us.”
Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks 0 at Northeast Generals 5 – Status: Final
Saturday, March 12, 2022 – New England Sports Village
Danbury 0 0 0 – 0
Northeast 1 2 2 – 5
1st Period-1, Northeast, Orr 7 (McCarthy, Andreychuk), 4:53. Penalties-Schroeder Nte (interference-minor), 1:56; Krivtsov Dht (cross checking-minor), 8:50.
2nd Period-2, Northeast, Keefer 16 (Andreychuk, Krause), 10:39. 3, Northeast, Scott 16 (Gordon, Minnehan), 18:06. Penalties-Hyde Dht (fighting-major, fighting-10 misc), 7:29; Minnehan Nte (fighting-major, fighting-10 misc), 7:29; Schubert Nte (holding-minor), 11:27; Scott Nte (cross checking-minor), 14:21; Sukovic Dht (high sticking-minor), 14:26; McCarthy Nte (roughing-minor), 19:26.
3rd Period-4, Northeast, Andreychuk 16 (Orr, Krause), 18:15 (EN). 5, Northeast, Friberg 6 (Tolan, Corcoran), 19:25. Penalties-Cooper Nte (tripping-minor, roughing-minor), 2:46; DeYoung Nte (delay of game-minor), 5:07.
Shots on Goal-Danbury 10-14-15-39. Northeast 16-12-9-37.
Power Play Opportunities-Danbury 0 / 6; Northeast 0 / 1.
Goalies-Danbury, McDonough 2-6-0-0 (36 shots-32 saves). Northeast, DeYoung 19-9-0-1 (39 shots-39 saves).
Maine Nordiques 1 at Northeast Generals 3 – Status: Final
Sunday, March 13, 2022 – New England Sports Village
Maine 1 0 0 – 1
Northeast 1 1 1 – 3
1st Period-1, Northeast, Boczar 5 (Schubert, Jennersjö), 12:27. 2, Maine, Gibbons 8 (Connolly, Bernardo), 15:26. Penalties-No Penalties
2nd Period-3, Northeast, Schroeder 9 (Tolan, Corcoran), 12:51. Penalties-Connolly Mne (hooking-minor), 13:02.
3rd Period-4, Northeast, Andreychuk 17 (Orr, Krause), 19:51 (SH EN). Penalties-McCarthy Nte (slashing-minor), 18:14.
Shots on Goal-Maine 24-10-8-42. Northeast 9-12-5-26.
Power Play Opportunities-Maine 0 / 1; Northeast 0 / 1.
Goalies-Maine, Sturtz 9-16-3-1 (25 shots-23 saves). Northeast, Drum 5-5-0-0 (42 shots-41 saves).
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