In a game where neither team could get a cushion, Bay State escaped with a 4-2 victory over Tampa Juniors.
Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, and Chris Duffy's goal in the second period proved to be the difference maker.
Bay State was sparked by Duffy, who finished with one goal. Duffy scored 19:03 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Bay State. James Klein provided the assist.
Bay State stifled Tampa Juniors' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.
Bay State additionally got points from Ty Gradwell, who also grabbed one goal and one assist and Kevin Salvucci, who also tallied one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Bay State also got a goal from Ryan ODonnell as well. More assists for Bay State came via Shane Shiring, Matt Lison, and Nolan Culver, who each chipped in one.
Tampa Juniors was helped by Jared Goudreau, who racked up one goal. Goudreau scored 10:50 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Tommy Whiteley assisted on the tally. Thomas Miller also scored for Tampa Juniors. In addition, Tampa Juniors received assists from Heinz Koster and Logan Garst, who contributed one a piece.
Bay State totaled 36 minutes in penalty time with three minors and two majors and went 1-for-1 on the power play. For Bay State, Ryan Cigile was ejected from the game. Tampa Juniors totaled 13 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major and went 0-for-3 on the power play.