UHL Round Up
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UHL ROUNDUP – 6/13/21 Week 6
Dracut-Tyngsboro 3, Jr. Ghosts 2
Jacob Hammar scored with 4:32 left to break a 2-2 tie before goalie Caulin Martel made an incredible glove save while laying on his stomach to rob Junior Ghosts forward Ben Svoboda with just over a minute remaining to preserve the victory. Ben Warner (2 points) and Brian Workman also netted tallies to help D-T snap a two-game losing skid. After falling behind by a goal in first period, the Junior Ghosts took a short-lived lead late in the second thanks to Jimmy O’Keefe and Hayden Ricard, who scored just 3:22 apart. Goaltender Tyler Frazee turned aside 20 of 23 shots in the loss, while starter Damien Carter (15 saves) and Martel (8) combined for 23 stops for D-T.
Islanders 6, Ghosts 3
Ghosts forward Dan Capello’s goal just over two minutes into the third period cut the Islanders’ advantage to 4-3, but the victors later converted a pair of insurance tallies from Brian Putney (2 points) and Josh Weigh (2 points) to secure the victory. Nico Schmaltz scored twice to allow the Islanders to build the early lead, and alternate netminder Connor Wilkerson stifled 28 shots, as Islanders handed the Ghosts their first defeat of the season. Capello assisted on both of Jason Brake’s goals for the Ghosts, including on the power play that tied the score at 1-1 at the first intermission.
Jr. Crusaders 5, Warriors 0
The Junior Crusaders earned their first official victory of the season on the strength of a rather quick natural hat trick in the first period from forward Alex Bartoshevich, who netted three goals in a span of just 4:14. Brett Anderson scored what ultimately proved to the be the game-winner just 39 seconds into the game for the Junior Crusaders, beating Warriors netminder Rylan Morgan, who was tested often with a whopping 46 shots. Goalies Cole Currier (4 saves) and Gabe Aroian (5 saves) combined in the crease to earn the shutout victory.
Indians 10, Crusaders 0
Caleb Amidon posted a league-high five goals while his brother Carter registered five assists to go along with a goal of his own in powering the Indians to the convincing win. Brayden Amidon, the youngest of the siblings, also entered the scoring column, netting what proved to be the winning goal on the game’s opening shift for his first of the season. Goalies Thomas Kelly (6 saves) and Jeff Guiterrez (4) backstopped the shutout win for the Indians, who also received a three-point effort from defenseman Sean Furbush (goal, 2 assists). Goalies Alex Hillenberg and Caden Woolfrey faced 29 shots in the loss.