Cape Cod Wins Two out of Three

The Islanders had a busy three game weekend that saw them travel to Lewiston, Maine to take on the LA Fighting Spirit on Friday then come back home for two games where they faced the Maine Wild on Saturday and the East Coast Minutemen on Sunday. 

The Islanders dropped a tough 1-0 decision on Friday to the Spirit.  The matchup of the top two teams in the Eastern Conference was scoreless until the three minute mark of the third period when an Islanders defensive zone hiccup cost them.

On Saturday, Cape Cod had a four-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 10-2 win over Maine.

Eric Szeker quarterbacked Cape Cod's offense to perfection and bagged five assists in Cape Cod's win over Maine.

Cape Cod forced Maine's netminders to work in net, getting 55 shots and forcing 45 saves. Brandon Daigle made 32 stops and William Dunham made 13. Cape Cod found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. Cape Cod has scored at the pace of 3.9 goals per game during the current campaign.

Cape Cod also got points from James Brosnan, who also finished with one goal and two assists, Steven Mathews, who also registered two goals and one assist, Frank Oakley, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Dan Moore, who also had one goal and three assists, Maxime Dordet, who also tallied one goal and one assist, and Brendan Sullivan, who also registered one goal and two assists. Cape Cod also got a goal from Anthony Giannelli as well. More assists for Cape Cod came via Chris ODonnell, who had two and Chris Lovell, Cam Tobey, and Jake Davis, who contributed one each.

Maine was led by Collin Fader, who grabbed one goal. Fader scored on the power play 12:04 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Cape Cod. Maine earned a power play opportunity when Mike Jessman was put in the box for interference. Greg Terlov picked up the assist. Nick Beaudoin also scored for Maine. Other players who recorded assists for Maine were Matt Jerome and Travis Mansir, who each chipped in one.

Jonathan Stone rejected 25 shots on goal for Cape Cod. Cape Cod incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Maine incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.

On Sunday, Cape Cod had a three-goal lead after two periods and had it on auto pilot the rest of the way en route to a 7-2 win over East Coast.

Cape Cod got the win behind a great game by Cam Tobey, who had one goal and two assists. Tobey scored 1:33 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Cape Cod. Mitchell Eldridge picked up the assist.

Cape Cod's penalty kill excelled, as Cape Cod gave up one goal despite allowing six power plays.

East Coast was unable to stop Cape Cod from sending pucks towards the net, and Cape Cod eventually piled up 62 shots on goal. Cape Cod bested its season scoring average. Cape Cod has scored at the pace of 4.1 goals per game during the current campaign.

Cape Cod also got points from Chuck Costello, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Maxime Dordet also scored for Cape Cod. In addition, Cape Cod received assists from Chris Lovell, James Brosnan, Anthony Giannelli, Frank Oakley, Chris ODonnell, Karl-Eric Demers, and Eric Szeker, who each chipped in one.

East Coast was helped by Preston Palamara, who racked up one goal. Palamara scored on the power play 6:42 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Cape Cod. East Coast had taken the advantage when Cape Cod's Steven Mathews got sent off for elbowing. Max Campbell provided the assist. East Coast additionally got points from Mason Smith, who also tallied one goal and one assist.

Cape Cod's Clayton Pierce stopped 15 shots out of the 17 that he faced. Cape Cod incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors. Aidan Critchlow recorded 55 saves for East Coast. East Coast incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.