Friday, December 16, 2016

Catching Up With the Lockport Express -- Showcase Edition

The Lockport Express finally broke the long winless streak with a 4-1 victory over the visiting Jersey Shore Wildcats last Saturday evening. While the Express did fall to the Wildcats 6-3 Sunday afternoon, they showed that this team can win games, and will win games. The effort during both games was exceptional.

Two Lockport players were honored by the NA3HL for their play over the weekend. Goaltender, Sam Fitzpatrick was given the Star of the Week for the Northeast Division. Fitzpatrick stopped 41 of 42 shots as he picked up his win against Jersey Shore. “Fitz is the backbone of our team in goal, and he played like the number one that he is on Saturday night,” said Frank Vecchio. Also given an Honorable Mention by the league was newcomer Blake Bennett. In six games with the Express, Bennett has tallied 6 goals and 2 assists.

The Express are currently in Blaine, Minnesota where they will be playing a trio of games throughout the weekend. All 48 teams in the NA3HL are on hand, and the stands will be filled with college scouts. It is the perfect place for each player to showcase his talents. Lockport will kick off the weekend Friday evening with a match against the Glacier Nationals. Saturday afternoon they face off against College Station Spirit, and Sunday morning they wrap up against the Helena Bighorns.

Once the Express return to Lockport, they will be off for the holidays and New Year. They return to action January 7th and 8th in New Jersey as they take on the Jersey Shore Wildcats. The next home game for the Lockport will be January 21st at 8pm when they play the rival, Roc City Royals. All home games can be heard on niagaraswatercooler.com

Northeast Division Standings (as of December 16, 2016)


Team
GP
W
L
OTL
SOL
Pts
Binghamton Junior Senators
27
25
1
0
1
51
Jersey Shore Wildcats
31
19
11
1
0
39
Syracuse Stampede
26
13
11
2
1
26
Roc City Royals
26
 10
13
2
1
23
Skylands Kings
24
6
19
1
0
13
Lockport Express
20
4
18
0
0
8

Scoring Leaders:

Lockport Express:
Andrew Logar            11G, 18A, 29pts
Domenic Senese         10G, 11A, 21pts
Luca Mazzo                5G, 9A, 14pts

Glacier Nationals:
Gavin Cline                6G, 7A, 13pts
Lindros Beard            4G, 6A, 10pts
Zach Houck               1G, 9A, 10pts

College Station Spirit:
R.C. Randall              11G, 14A, 25pts
Jackson Greer            7G, 6A, 13pts
Preston Palamara       4G, 9A, 13pts

Helena Bighorns:
Bradley Estrada         19G, 14A, 33pts
John Heddle              13G, 10A, 23pts
Brendan Bessee        7G, 9A, 16pts

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