The Cape Cod Islanders traveled to Salem, New Hampshire looking to complete with sweep of the weekend series against the East Coast Minutemen. They did so with a resounding 10-2 win and with that they climbed into a second place tie with the New England Stars. The Islanders never trailed in the game and had produciton from different lines and players throughout the game.
Anthony Giannelli opened the scoring in the first period when he walked over the Minuteman blueline and ripped a wrister over the goalie's shoulder. Isaac Bosse scored on the power play with less than a minute left in the first period to give the visitors a 2-0 lead heading into the intermission.
Alexander Klimovich scored the eventual game winner off a goal mouth scramble for his first goal of the game and season. Andrey Stankevich and JC Moritz each netted a goal to push the Islander lead to 5-0 after the second period. The second period was not without controversy as Cape Cod forward was whistled for a cross checking penalty and a misconduct while heading to the box. With 45 seconds left Oakley's night was over as he was shown the door for abuse of officials.
"I was not happy how my team played in the second period, I felt we disrespected the game and did not play with integrity. Guys played selfishly and were thinking about themselves and not the team. I addressed the team in between periods and we made the adjustments and played a third period that I was happier with."
The Islanders came out and put up five more goals in the third to blow the game open, Moritz, Stankevich and Klimovich each tallied their second goals of the game. While Eric Szeker, who scored a goal in just his second game back form injury, and Vasiliy Mironov each had a goal in the period.
"We had our second successful weekend in a row, but right now we have to focus on this weekend against the Fighting Spirit. They are playing great hockey and we have to be prepared to play our best two games of the season."