UHL Round Up
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UHL ROUNDUP – 8/7/21 Week 12
Jr. Ghosts 8, Warriors 3
Ben Solari factored in five of his club’s eight goals, leading the Junior Ghosts to their sixth win of the season and the top seed in the West Division playoffs. Solari finished off a hat trick by netting the victors’ fifth and final goal in the third after accounting for their first two of the game. Matt Mulhern also powered the Junior Ghosts with a goal and three assists, while goalie Tyler Frazee turned aside 18 of 21 shots. Paul Vachon scored his first two goals of the season for the Warriors.
Islanders 7, Dracut-Tyngsboro 3
Substitute goaltender Gabe Aroian (16 saves) held Dracut-Tyngsboro off the scoreboard until the third period, helping the Islanders build a three-goal lead on their way a comfortable victory. The East Division’s second seed received a pair of goals from Ethan Fradkin plus a goal and assist from both team scoring leader Brian Putney and Josh Weig. Dracut-Tyngsboro forward Nate Freelove scored on the power play in the opening minute of the third to spoil Aroian’s shutout bid and added even-strength goal in the game’s final minute.
Crusaders 6, Jr. Crusaders 6
Trailing 5-2 entering the third period, the Crusaders rallied for four straight goals to take a 6-5 lead with 6:19 remaining thanks to an unassisted power-play tally from Hunter Woolfrey (2 goals, 1 assist). However, Alex Bartoshevich (4 points) scored his third of the day just over a minute later to pull the Junior Crusaders even again and cap the scoring for the exciting back-and-forth contest. Jarret Arsenault posted a pair of goals for the Crusaders, while Cole Beigel added to his team-leading points total with a goal and two assists. Cody Katz netted back-to-back goals during the Junior Crusaders’ four-goal second period, while Trevor Carter posted a goal and assist against busy Crusaders netminder Cam McCretton (35 saves).
Indians 6, Ghosts 4
Despite a spirited third-period comeback effort from the East Division’s top seed, the Indians held off the Ghosts, who fell for the second straight week to end the regular season. The Indians snapped a 1-1 tie with a four-goal second period as Chris Viscione (3 points) scored his second of the game and Caleb Amidon was set up nicely by defenseman Joe Hardy, who also netted his first of the season to start the Indians’ offensive explosion. The Ghosts attempted to rally in the third as Ryan McCarthy, Drew Kapatanakis, and Ryan Ratte managed to beat Indians goalie Aaron Scarelli (27 saves), but Brendan Driscoll’s second goal of the game for the Indians proved key as the dangerous Ghosts ran out of time.