For the Northeast Generals , they did not get the prettiest win of their season but they held on for a 4-3 win over Maine on Sunday. The team remains three points behind Maryland with a game in hand.
Head Coach Bryan Erikson talked about the win. He said “ It was a great win. A little disappointed that we let them back in when we had chances to put them away. But they are a good team and they want to play spoiler. So credit to them for pushing back.”
He also praised Brent Keefer for getting what turned out to be the game winner on a fluke play. Erikson said “ Keefer’s goal was a fluke but when you go hard to the net and bust your butt all game the hockey gods often reward you. He has been awesome in big moments this year as you can see from his 7 game winning goals. Happy for him.”
He also praised a couple more Generals for their work. “ I loved Paul Minnehan’s game today. Big goal but also great defensively. And I thought Ryan Corcoran was outstanding as well. He had 2 assists but his puck support and forecheck were awesome. Just a case of guys stepping up in big situations.”
Going forward Erikson said for their last three regular season games that “We need to improve our emotional control. We have crazy swings. We are way too high emotionally or too low. We talked about it after the game. Need to be calmer. It is a thing that happens with young teams but I need to do a better job of managing their emotions. But we will take the win and focus on a huge upcoming weekend.”
Maine Nordiques 3 at Northeast Generals 4 – Status: Final
Sunday, April 10, 2022 – New England Sports Village
Maine 0 1 2 – 3
Northeast 2 1 1 – 4
1st Period-1, Northeast, Gordon 22 (Ramm, Orr), 4:29 (SH). 2, Northeast, Minnehan 22 (Corcoran, Ardagna), 16:45. Penalties-McCarthy Nte (cross checking-minor), 4:06; Green Mne (slashing-minor), 5:38.
2nd Period-3, Northeast, Tolan 9 (Minnehan, Andreychuk), 4:11. 4, Maine, Green 15 (Thrun), 15:45 (PP). Penalties-Corcoran Nte (boarding-minor), 2:01; Pattison Mne (roughing-minor), 14:19; Orr Nte (roughing-minor, roughing-minor), 14:19; Green Mne (cross checking-minor), 18:06; Connolly Mne (tripping-minor), 19:56; Orloff Mne (roughing-minor), 20:00; Gordon Nte (roughing-minor), 20:00.
3rd Period-5, Northeast, Keefer 18 (Corcoran, Scott), 2:06. 6, Maine, Fasig 10 (Belov, Gaulin), 10:27. 7, Maine, Connolly 21 (Gaulin), 15:36 (PP). Penalties-Connolly Mne (holding-minor), 7:28; Keefer Nte (cross checking-minor), 7:28; Schmiedlin Mne (slashing-minor), 12:32; Pellerin Mne (roughing-minor), 15:12; McCarthy Nte (roughing-minor), 15:12; Ramm Nte (roughing-minor), 15:12; Green Mne (cross checking-major, cross checking-gm), 17:38; Tolan Nte (cross checking-minor), 17:38; Gaulin Mne (high sticking-minor), 19:46.
Shots on Goal-Maine 13-15-18-46. Northeast 16-9-9-34.
Power Play Opportunities-Maine 2 / 6; Northeast 0 / 8.
Goalies-Maine, Sturtz 15-17-3-1 (34 shots-30 saves). Northeast, DeYoung 22-12-0-1 (46 shots-43 saves).
Referees-Jake Muzik, Austin O’Rourke.
Linesmen-Steven Saul, Jordan Stachelski.
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