UHL Round Up
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UHL ROUNDUP – 6/19/22 Week 7
Patriots 7, Islanders 2
The East Division-leading Patriots raced out to a five-goal advantage before the Islanders managed to solve North Middlesex standout goalie Kyle McGrath (20 saves), scoring twice in the final three minutes of the second period. League top goal scorer Jimmy O’Keefe netted a pair and set up another in the victory. Noah Proulx deposited his team-high eighth goal for the Islanders, who were the first squad to score more than a single goal against McGrath in his five appearances.
Huskies 3, Jr. Lions 2
Behind an outstanding 39-save effort from goaltender Cavan Quinn, the short-staffed Huskies rallied for two third-period goals to stun the Junior Lions despite featuring only six skaters rotating through all five positions. Johan Winsor scored the equalizer for the Huskies with 8:15 remaining, his second goal of the game, before setting up Elliott Cahill on the right post for his first of the season and the eventual game-winner with 2:31 left. The Junior Lions took the lead in the second on goals from Clayton Rutherford and Hunter Hoffman.
Dracut-Tyngsboro 11, Crusaders 7
Two shorthanded goals early in the third period followed by a pair of empty-net tallies late helped Dracut-Tyngsboro hold off the Crusaders. Tommy Workman completed a hat trick with the first D-T empty-netter for his fourth point of the day. After scoring the initial shorthanded goal, Nate Freelove notched his fourth point of the game into the unmanned net shortly after Workman to seal the D-T victory in the game’s final minute. Hunter Woolfrey scored twice for the Crusaders, while Braden Amidon and Cole Biegel added a goal and assist apiece.
Vikings 7, Phantoms 1
Ryan Frazier and Zach DiBona netted a pair of goals, while Jayden Auger set up four of his club’s seven tallies as the West Division-leading Vikings overpowered the Phantoms. Mac Kahwati ruined Nashoba Tech’s combined shutout bid, scoring with just 32 seconds remaining in the third against Vikings goalie Connor Peterson (5 saves) after starter Cole Currier stopped all six Phantoms shots he faced. Netminder Travis Vancelette made quite an impression in his UHL debut for the Phantoms, turning aside 28 of the 30 shots he saw.
Lions 7, Ghosts 1
The Lions turned up the offensive pressure over the final 15 minutes, breaking open a close 2-1 game with a five-goal explosion in the third. A.J. Bogiorno scored twice in the final period for Chelmsford, while David Wood netted one and assisted on another during the rally, adding to his league-best 21 points (12 goals, 9 assists). Ryan Nelken scored on the power play late in the first period for the Ghosts to tie the score before Nick Lafreniere gave the Lions the lead for good by converting on the man advantage midway through the second. Goalie Mark Bierworth stopped 15 of 16 shots for Chelmsford in a fill-in role.