Washington Nationals AJ gutted out a close 4-2 win against East Coast Eagles.
Each team kept the other at bay throughout the game, and Kyle Summerford secured the win for Washington Nationals AJ with a goal in the second period.
Jacob Thomas was all over the ice for Washington Nationals AJ, as he racked up two goals in the win. Thomas found the back of the net 10:09 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Washington Nationals AJ and again while 6:48 into the second to make the score 3-1 Washington Nationals AJ.
Washington Nationals AJ was often in penalty trouble, as it ended with six minors and one major for 27 minutes in penalty time.
Washington Nationals AJ also got a goal from Connor Lawrence as well. Other players who recorded assists for Washington Nationals AJ were Ryan Gomez, Josh Brodeur, Alex Schleper, Ian Patrican, and Aaron Madsen, who contributed one a piece.
East Coast Eagles was helped by Richard Hudzik, who had one goal and one assist. Hudzik scored 13:52 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Stephen Fazzino provided the assist. East Coast Eagles additionally got points from Fazzino, who also registered one goal and one assist. More assists for East Coast Eagles came via Nicholas Skerlick, who had one.
Washington Nationals AJ's Stanislaw Zhuchin stopped 18 shots out of the 20 that he faced. Washington Nationals AJ registered one goal on four power play opportunities. For Washington Nationals AJ, Michael Amelio was ejected from the game. Connor Fissel took the loss and made 11 saves before being replaced by Nicholas Poulos who made 14 saves. East Coast Eagles incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.