Puck Heads score late, top Grizzlies 4-3

Bedford– The Puck Heads beat the Grizzlies 4-3 in a thriller.
Chris Ellis got the scoring started for the Puck Heads with 4:11 remaining the first period to give his team a 1-0 lead. He would finish the game with 2 goals and one assist. Ellis now has a team-leading 10 goals on the season.
Joe Keller knotted things at one with 2:40 to go in the first period but then with just 50 seconds remaining, Puckheads, Dan Ferreri took a pass from James McCaffery and snuck one through the net to make it a 2-1 score after one period of play.
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Chris Ellis (82) positioning in front of the net late in the first period.
Chris Ellis scored his second goal of the game right off the opening faceoff of the second period.

The rest of the second period belonged to the Grizzlies. Down 3-1 halfway through the second period, Adam Cywar rejuvenated his team when he scored a goal at the 10:00 mark. Just three minutes later, The Grizzlies scored on the power play making it a 3-3 game. Jonathan Hines had a chance to give his team the lead with a nice breakaway shot on net, but he was stoned by Puck Heads goalie, Charles Genaro.

The score remained tied at three after two periods.

The third period proved to be a battle. Both teams defenses stepped up, and the goalies both made big saves to keep the game tied for most of the third period.

Dan Walsh would prove to be the hero tonight. Walsh only had one goal on the season heading into this game, but he his second goal of the season was the game-winning goal with just 2:35 remaining in the game.

In a losing effort, Grizzlies goaltender, Dave Carpenter played well. He stopped 18 out of 22 shots but fell to 0-4 on the season.

With this win, Genaro improved to 5-0 on the season. He also made 18 saves, but that once extra save proved to be the difference.

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McCarthy, Soldiers Shut Out Intrepid Pursuits, 6-0

Cambridge– Josh McCarthy made 26 saves, and the Soldiers remained undefeated with a 6-0 win against the Intrepid Pursuits at Simoni Rink on Sunday.

Bryan Briggs (4) got the scoring started early in the first period when he took a pass from Mark Goodman (77) and sniped a shot into the back of the net. Just thirty seconds later Briggs scored again to make it 2-0 just two minutes into the game.

Evan Yanovitch (26) scored a goal with just 2:15 left in the period to make it 3-0.

More of the same throughout the rest of the game. The Soldiers put up three more goals to continue the route.

For the Intrepid Pursuits, given the fact goalie Kurt Grusmark gave up six goals, he really didn’t play badly. He stopped 25 out of 31 shots and other than giving up two quick first period goals, the goalie settled down nicely. He played much better in the third period, but his team could not manufacture any offense.

Intrepid Pursuits did have a solid chance in the final seconds, with a breakaway opportunity in the final ten seconds, but McCarthy denied them to keep the shutout alive.

With the loss, Intrepid Pursuits fell to 2-4 on the season. These two teams will meet again, later on, this month on March 26th.

 

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MAHL roundup: Outlaws score late third-period goal to avoid loss.

Pat O’Brien (6) notched a late short-handed goal to even the score two apiece, as the Outlaws and Mother Puckers game ended in a 2-2 tie Tuesday night at Edge Sports Center in Bedford.

Tyler Cummings (27) also scored for the Outlaws, and Bill Gullotti made 25 saves as the Outlaws improved to 7-7-2 on the season.

Stephen Fell (65)  and Chris Manchester (9) found the back of the net for the Mother Puckers (12-4-3), who have not lost a game since January 31st.

Cummings gave the Outlaws an early lead with his 1st goal of the season with 4:40 left in the first period.

Fell evened the score at one when he scored his 9th goal of the season with 10:15 left in the second period.

Things got interesting in the third period. Outlaws Anthony Tomao (17) drilled the post right off the opening faceoff. Chris Manchester appeared to have scored the game-winner for the Mother Puckers when he scored with 7:51 left in the game.

Both goalies in this game played well. Mother Puckers Ed Torri stopped 27 out of 29 shots to improve his record to 11-3-2 on the season. The Outlaws, Bill Gullotti is now 5-6-2 on the season.

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MAHL Blue Defeats Beavers 12-7

TJ Vadala collected five goals and an assist and Dan Fratalia also scored five goals as MAHL Blue recorded a 12-7 win over the Beavers Sunday night at Jonas Memorial Rink.

Matt Ginsburg and Andrew Molgaard also scored for MAHL Blue, and Harley Baker made 15 saves as MAHL Blue improved to 1-2 on the season.

Mike Borges, Brendan Akashian, Matthew Corcoran, and Daniel Tobin found the back of the net for the Beavers (2-1), who lost their first game of the season.

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Vadala gave MAHL Blue an early lead with his 8th goal of the season just 1:34 into the game, and from then on the offense exploded with 11 more goals.

Fratalia made it 2-0 with his 5th goal of the season just three minutes later.

The Beavers did make things interesting. Tobin put the Beavers on the board with his 2nd goal of the season. Steven Torres was busy in net making 28 saves out of 40 shots. Even though MAHL Blue put up 12 goals, they could have scored a few more goals if it wasn’t for a few shots that clanked off the post.

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Mad Yaks beat Top Shelf in a Tight One

Bedford–  With last night’s victory, the Mad Yaks have now won six out of their last 10 games. Top Shelf entered the game just  6-9 on the season, but could not manufacture enough offense against the Mad Yaks goalie.

Michael Cialdea (9) was the Mad Yak’s best player on the ice, scoring a goal in the 1st and second period. He also added an assist.

Peter Daniel (10) also found that back of the net late in the 3rd period with 5:30 on the clock to ultimately seal the win. He now has six goals and three assists on the season.

 

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Mad Yak’s Michael Cialdea sneaks the puck past the goalie crease.

 

This game was tied at two in the 2nd period thanks to Top Shelf’s, Matt Trombley, who scored an early first-period goal, and Paul Aborn who scored just over a minute later.

Michael Cialdea broke the 2-2 tie and put the Mad Yaks on top for good with 15:20 left in the period. For Cialdea, it was his team-leading 16th goal of the season.

The story of this game was the goaltending. Both teams received excellent goaltending. Top Shelf’s Jacob Wint stopped 25 out of 29 shots and Mad Yak’s Alicia Miksic stopped 26 out of 28 shots.

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Margaritaville ends 2 game losing streak.

Bedford– Margaritaville entered the game with a 10-4 record on the season, but losers of two straight. They were able to get back into the win column with a 6-2 victory over the Outlaws.

Colin Casey (75) was statistically Margaritaville’s best player on the ice, finishing with two goals and an assist. Stephen Goodwin (56) also scored two goals to give him eight on the season.

 

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Team captain, Jack Rogers has at least one point in 11 of 15 games this season.

 

Not to be outshined by the goal scoring by his teammates, captain Jack Rogers (70) scored what would prove to be the go-ahead goal in the 2nd period, at the time making it a 3-2 game. Rodgers also added an assist giving him a team-leading 16 goals and 14 assists on the season.

The Outlaws actually started strong. Joe Moore (6) netted his 9th goal of the season early in the first period. Unfortunately, other than a goal by Dylan Koundakjian (1) that was the only offense the Outlaws could come up with.

The Outlaws were also missing a couple of key players in Anthony Tomao (17) and Thomas Busa (7) which was likely a factor as they fell to 7-6-1 on the season.

Margaritaville (11-4) received excellent goaltending from Vincent Lee, who stopped 25 out of 27 shots. Not only did Lee pick up the win, but he even got on the scoring sheet by adding an assist.

These two teams will play each other again on Tuesday, February 21st.

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Top Shelf holds off Saints

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Top Shelf goalie Patrick Jordan earned his 3rd victory of the season.

Bedford– Top Shelf entered the game at just 2-9 on the season, but that didn’t stop them from playing hard and earning a much-needed victory last night.

Tony Drago (9) was Top Shelf’s best player on the ice, scoring 2 goals in the 2nd period. He could have had a hat-trick if it wasn’t for a shot that rang the post. He also added an assist.

Daryl Cyr (17) also found that back of the net and had added two assists to bring his season total to 6 goals and 7 assists.

The Saints found themselves down 2-0 in the 2nd period, until Derek Matthies (7) found the back of the net with 10:42 left in the period. For Matthies, it was his second goal of the season. Unfortunately, that was the only offense the Saints could come up with, as they fell to 2-5-1 on the season.

Top Shelf (3-9) received excellent goaltending from Patrick Jordan, who stopped 27 out of 28 shots. These two teams have faced off three times this season, and Jordan beat them twice.

 

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