Pierce Earns Shutout as Islanders beat Wild 4-0

The Cape Cod Islanders (4-1) got a measure of revenge yesterday when the beat the Maine Wild (1-5) 4-0 at the Falmouth Ice Center.  For the second time in the last ten days these two teams faced off and for the second time the Islanders faced Brandon Daigle.  Last Wednesday Cape Cod travelled to Maine only to be stymied by Daigle when they threw 53 shots at him only managing two goals en route to their first defeat of the season.  Yesterday the Islanders once again put over fifty shots (59) on Daigle, this time they were able to captitalize on their opportunites and jumped out to a 3-0 led in the first period.  Bourne's Mitch Eldridge got the scoring started when he one timed on a nifty cross zone pass from Mike Jessman.  James Brosnan and Aaron Deady each tallied a goal in the opening frame, Dan Moore finished the scoring in the third period with a power play goal.

Islanders goaltender Clayton Pierce (2-0) earned his first shutout of the season when he turned aside all 18 Wild shots he faced.  It was the second consecutive shutout put up by Cape Cod's netminders (Anton Zemba blanked the NE Stars 2-0 last Saturday). 

"We had a solid team effort today" coach Punsky said "we had a few of our regulars out of the line up and had to adjust on the fly.  It's true testament to a team when you can plug guys into different roles and situations and have success.   We were able to roll our four lines today and Pierce was really solid in net, he deserved that shutout."

The Islanders now turn their attention to the Fighting Spirit (3-0) when they travel to Lewiston on Friday night.  The Spirit, the defending Eastern Division champions, made it to the NA3EHL finals last year where they lost to the Jersey Shore Wildcats.