Visiting Jersey Shore Wildcats doubled up on the Lockport Express 8-4 in action Friday evening at the Cornerstone Ice Arena. The same teams will face off again tonight at 8:00pm at the downtown Lockport rink.
Jersey Shore jumped out to a quick lead with Michael Gulawsky striking 1:03 into the first frame. He was assisted by Frederick Schaljo. Lockport did not let that lead last very long with Dominc Senese scoring at 3:39 with assists from Gibson Stuart and Ryan Metzler.
The Wildcats controlled the rest of the first period with three more goals to head into intermission with a 4-1 lead. The trio of goals were scored in just less than 6 minutes. Dylan Plsek, assisted by Jordan Nolan and John Minnich, scored at 9:28. Jersey then scored two goals within 19 seconds. Schaljo scored at 14:53 with assists by Dan Susek and David Vaysburg. The fourth goal was tallied by Travis Nemeth at 15:12. Alexander Rowe added the assist.
The second period was a better period for the Express. They dominated the play about five minutes into the period and were rewarded with a pair of goals to draw within a goal, 4-3. Andrew Logar provided the first goal at 8:55. Frankie Bodami provided the lone assist. Brandon Schweickert added his own goal at 14:41, with assists from Bodami and Logar.
Entering the third period, the Express continued to capitalize on their momentum. Schweickert tied the game, 4-4, 4:47 into the period. Bodami and Logar once again assisted on Schweickert’s goal.
However, momentum quickly shifted to Jersey Shore as Schaljo scored his second of the night at 5:43. Nolan provided the assist. Just after the halfway point, the Wildcats turned on the afterburners and put the game out of reach for the Express. Minnich scored at 12:20, assisted by Nemeth and Plsek. Alexander Rowe added to the Jersey Shore lead with another goal at 18:49 from Nemeth. Merely 8 seconds later, Jersey struck again with Joe Line’s goal.
Jersey Shore served 20 minutes on 6 infractions, while Lockport sat for 14 minutes on 7 penalties. Both teams each scored two powerplay goals.
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