(Shots Franklin 43 Archbishop Williams 27)
1st Period Recap:
Tonight, was youth night and there was a special buzz in the barn, loaded with next generation panthers chanting for their favorite player. The team would not disappoint their younger panthers and came out buzzing. Boys went on the PK early but stood strong Logan Marchand and Liam O'Rielly had several key plays making a quick transition to get the puck deep. Archies would strike first at the 8:23 mark off a2vl. 2shifts later Franklin would tie it up when Ryan Siochio chips it forward on the face off to Ben Jaroszwho takes it into the right side of the zone & tips it back to Ryan Sicchio who finds Dylan McEvoy for the goal in front. Linemates Carter Balducci, Tommy Balducci & jack Wernig were flying wreaking havoc with the intense forecheck forcing lots of turnovers and opportunities which set the tone for the game. Colby Wagner had a lock down period saving 11 shots and 1 PK. The period would end 1-1.
2nd Period Recap
The 2"" began much like how the 1" ended with a ton of pressure on Archies. The period would be comprised of a lot of back and forth and good defense. Carmine Iannuzzi, Aidan Kuykendall, Liam O'Rielly & Vinny Pasquarosa were on lockdown while Logan Marchand was providing the boom! Ben Paterson was doing a great job working the puck around to Anthony Lampasona and Dan Daley for ample opportunities but Archie goalie was dialed in. Colby Wagner another solid period with multiple big saves and serving up the donut in the period. The period would end 1-1.
3rd Period Recap
Boys came out ready to make a statement, first 4 minutes of period had a fast pace with a lot of back and forth play however neither team willing to give an inch. Al least until Ryan Sicchio draws a penalty and Franklin goes on the PP. Dan Daley wins the faceoff to Liam O'Rielly who make a beauty weakside point pass to Ben Jarosz who hammers it home from the point putting Franklin up 1. Archies would tie it up with 5:22 to go in the game and take the lead with 2:21 to play. With .50 to go Franklin calls TO with a 0zone faceoff & Colby Wagner would head to the bench, Franklin
will go with the extra man. Off a series of shots, the puck gets tied up with .17 to go, Ben Paterson wins the face off back to Logan Marchand who slides it to ben Jarosz from the shot at the point, rebound goes off goalies' pads wraps the boards back to Ben Jarosz who hammers another tack from the blue line to tie the game with .07 left. This ones on to OT!
4v4 OT is underway with Franklin controlling the pace and shots, Franklin gets 5 solid shots to Archies O. With about 1:20 left in OT Birthday Boy Vinny Pasquarosa picks the puck at the blue line and takes it into the zone to tuck it top right corner-Game over!
OT Final Franklin 4 Archies 3
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