Photo Credit: Kelsey Lee-Violet Turtle Photography
For the first time in a while, the NAHL and NA3HL teams each won two games on the weekend. For the NAHL group, it was four points keeping them in the heart of a playoff battle in a tense east division. For the NA3HL group it was four more points to remain perfect on the season and further cement their hold on the division.
NAHL Week in Review
On their series opener, Erikson was quite pleased with his team’s 5-2 win over the Jamestown Rebels. He said “ I thought Friday was as close as we have come to playing a full 60 minutes. Still a lot to clean up but it was a great start to get back to being hard to play against. We forechecked well, we had good goaltending, our big guys stepped up and we had opportunistic goal scoring. It was a great start to the weekend.”
For the Saturday game, where the Generals earned a 3-2 overtime win, Erikson added “Yesterday I thought we played ok. But I also thought we played well in areas that we haven’t had a ton of success in which is when we trail in games. We did a good job battling back. Our PK was excellent. We gave up 1 PP goal but they had a 5 minute Power Play, and then we took back to back minors in the 3rd so it was essentially a 4 minute Power Play. And I thought we did a great job. And Brent Keefer did what he has done a few times this year and scored his 3rd GWG. It was a great play by Minnehan to get him the puck with full speed and Brent made a great individual effort to get us the 2 points. But it’s a quick turnaround as we are in Maine for games on Tuesday and Wednesday. Really need to dial it in tomorrow at practice and be ready to play a very good Maine team in a tough building.”
Head Coach Daryl Locke took the time to talk about his team getting four points in two wins against New Jersey.
He said “ I thought Saturday’s game the team came out with a lot of energy. I could sense during the warmup they were ready and focused. Payton Felix had his wheels going from the drop of the puck. His line with Sean Gorman and Cody Lambert had New Jersey on their heels all night with their forecheck. Nolan Murphy busted out with a hat trick, which was nice to see. When Nolan is going strong to the net he’s almost impossible to stop. His line with Braeden Kennedy and Matt Nuzzolilo move the puck really well together. Caiden Hess had another excellent game along with his line of Tyler Ramm and our captain Nick Wracker. The defense kept it simple and made some great outlet passes to our forwards in stride. I think when they play that way and not do too much, we’re able to use our speed to our advantage. Another shutout for Mason Joseph. He and D’Mar McCoy together give us a chance every night with their stellar play. I couldn’t be happier for Mason as he’s been battling a groin strain all week. He answered the bell in a big way for us.
Coming into Sunday’s game I was expecting a let down of sorts. I wasn’t expecting them to carry over the same enthusiasm they had the game before. As the warmup started I could sense the team was focused. They kept up their energy at the drop of the puck and forechecked relentlessly. All four lines had it going, which is the depth I was looking for from the start of the season. It makes my life easier when I can roll all four lines and wear down the opponent. The defense was solid again as they moved pucks up and got into the play. Kudos to that group as they played well in both games. Owen McNamee, Austin Crisp, Eddie Mulligan, Tommy Lubin, Cedric Savoie, and Joey McCreadie made our goalies life easy. D’Mar McCoy with another shutout and solid performance. Overall, a big four points in the standings with one game to go before the break.”
NAHL Box Scores
Jamestown Rebels 2 at Northeast Generals 5 – Status: Final
Friday, November 19, 2021 – New England Sports Village
Jamestown 0 2 0 – 2
Northeast 1 2 2 – 5
1st Period-1, Northeast, Keefer 11 (Andreychuk, Schroeder), 0:35. Penalties-Lafay Jmt (boarding-minor), 3:27; Bazin Jmt (checking from behind-minor), 15:58.
2nd Period-2, Jamestown, MacDonald 1 (Vaarwerk), 3:44. 3, Jamestown, Kivela Carlzon 2 (West), 4:21. 4, Northeast, DesRochers 1 (Minnehan, Scott), 4:45. 5, Northeast, Andreychuk 8 (Wites, Keefer), 13:30. Penalties-No Penalties
3rd Period-6, Northeast, Schubert 3 (McCarthy, Corcoran), 16:44. 7, Northeast, Andreychuk 9 (Schroeder, Friberg), 19:15 (EN). Penalties-No Penalties
Shots on Goal-Jamestown 10-12-0-22. Northeast 9-12-14-35.
Power Play Opportunities-Jamestown 0 / 0; Northeast 0 / 2.
Goalies-Jamestown, Howe 2-1-0-0 (34 shots-30 saves). Northeast, DeYoung 7-4-0-0 (22 shots-20 saves).
Linesmen-Ben Eisenhunt, Cam Goebert.
Jamestown Rebels 2 at Northeast Generals 3 (OT) – Status: Final OT
Saturday, November 20, 2021 – New England Sports Village
Jamestown 1 1 0 0 – 2
Northeast 0 2 0 1 – 3
1st Period-1, Jamestown, Casper 1 (West, Szretter), 12:29. Penalties-No Penalties
2nd Period-2, Northeast, Gordon 7 (Scott, DesRochers), 0:50. 3, Jamestown, Lundy 10 (Kivela Carlzon, Szretter), 6:49 (PP). 4, Northeast, Minnehan 10 (Scott, McCarthy), 13:45. Penalties-Kolnik Nte (head contact-major, head contact-gm), 3:26; MacDonald Jmt (cross checking-minor), 3:47; Ardagna Nte (slashing-minor), 4:43; Hamstad Jmt (tripping-minor), 17:54.
3rd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Tolan Nte (hooking-minor), 2:46; Wites Nte (high sticking-minor), 5:04; West Jmt (tripping-minor), 8:37; Boczar Nte (high sticking-minor), 10:14; DesRochers Nte (slashing-minor), 15:06.
OT Period-5, Northeast, Keefer 12 (Minnehan, Andreychuk), 4:03. Penalties-No Penalties
Shots on Goal-Jamestown 11-11-10-2-34. Northeast 9-13-12-3-37.
Power Play Opportunities-Jamestown 1 / 6; Northeast 0 / 2.
Goalies-Jamestown, Suggs 6-4-1-1 (37 shots-34 saves). Northeast, DeYoung 7-4-0-0 (34 shots-32 saves).
Linesmen-Ben Eisenhunt, Cam Goebert.
NA3HL Box Scores
Northeast Generals 8 at New Jersey Titans 0 – Status: Final
Saturday, November 20, 2021 – Middletown Ice World Arena
Northeast 3 3 2 – 8
New Jersey 0 0 0 – 0
1st Period-1, Northeast, Murphy 7 (Nuzzolilo, Savoie), 11:36. 2, Northeast, Felix 8 (Gorman), 12:58. 3, Northeast, Kennedy 6 (Murphy, McNamee), 19:42. Penalties-Ramm Net (tripping-minor), 0:36; Dickinson Njt (hooking-minor), 1:03; Sinople Net (head contact-minor), 3:52; McKinney Njt (roughing-minor), 7:44.
2nd Period-4, Northeast, Murphy 8 (Kennedy), 2:14. 5, Northeast, Savoie 1 (Gorman), 4:13. 6, Northeast, McNamee 3 (Ramm, Hess), 13:53 (PP). Penalties-McKinney Njt (roughing-minor), 7:15; Gorman Net (checking from behind-minor), 10:37; Lupo Njt (slashing-minor), 12:18; Cook Njt (slashing-minor), 16:28; Lambert Net (roughing-minor), 16:33; Renbarger Njt (tripping-minor), 16:56.
3rd Period-7, Northeast, Ramm 6 14:23. 8, Northeast, Murphy 9 (Mulligan), 19:48 (PP). Penalties-Lambert Net (roughing-minor), 0:09; Crisp Net (slashing-minor), 1:12; Kennedy Net (tripping-minor), 2:51; Dickinson Njt (slashing-minor), 3:09; Renbarger Njt (slashing-minor), 3:32; Hess Net (roughing-minor), 15:32; Cook Njt (roughing-minor, unsportsmanlike conduct-minor, unsportsmanlike conduct-10 minute misconduct), 15:32; Kenna Njt (tripping-minor), 19:48.
Shots on Goal-Northeast 31-31-30-92. New Jersey 8-3-3-14.
Power Play Opportunities-Northeast 2 / 10; New Jersey 0 / 7.
Goalies-Northeast, Joseph 8-0-0-0 (14 shots-14 saves). New Jersey, Alfama 3-6-0-0 (60 shots-54 saves); Freitas 3-2-0-0 (32 shots-30 saves).
Linesmen-Grantas Mozuraitis, Kevin Rasimowicz.
Northeast Generals 7 at New Jersey Titans 0 – Status: Final
Sunday, November 21, 2021 – Middletown Ice World Arena
Northeast 2 3 2 – 7
New Jersey 0 0 0 – 0
1st Period-1, Northeast, Hess 7 (Ramm, McNamee), 11:17. 2, Northeast, Murphy 10 (McNamee, Crisp), 16:08. Penalties-McKinney Njt (interference-minor), 5:57; Murphy Net (checking from behind-minor), 19:12; Dickinson Njt (cross checking-minor), 20:00.
2nd Period-3, Northeast, Nuzzolilo 6 (McNamee), 0:29. 4, Northeast, Kennedy 7 (Nuzzolilo, Murphy), 10:58. 5, Northeast, Felix 9 11:19. Penalties-Hess Net (slashing-minor), 1:28.
3rd Period-6, Northeast, Hess 8 (McNamee, Crisp), 9:09 (PP). 7, Northeast, Felix 10 (Gorman, Crisp), 15:30 (SH). Penalties-McKinney Njt (high sticking-minor), 3:55; Lupo Njt (tripping-minor), 8:38; Lambert Net (elbowing-minor), 15:10; Crisp Net (cross checking-minor), 18:01.
Shots on Goal-Northeast 35-17-32-84. New Jersey 4-7-4-15.
Power Play Opportunities-Northeast 1 / 4; New Jersey 0 / 4.
Goalies-Northeast, McCoy 7-0-0-0 (15 shots-15 saves). New Jersey, Freitas 3-2-0-0 (52 shots-47 saves); Alfama 3-6-0-0 (32 shots-30 saves).
Linesmen-Kevin Rasimowicz, Brian Petrozziello.
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