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Knights shrugs off penalties, upends Hampton Roads - Junior Hockey News

Published: Sunday, 20 Jan 2013
By: EJHL-South Staff

Hampton Roads Whalers failed to take advantage of its power play opportunities and Atlanta Jr. Knights shook off a number of penalties to win, 2-0.

Atlanta Jr. Knights was led by Alexander Goodhue, who registered one goal. Goodhue scored 15 seconds into the second period to make the score 1-0 Atlanta Jr. Knights. George Gerasimou assisted on the tally.

Atlanta Jr. Knights put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Hampton Roads Whalers to score on any of its six power plays. Atlanta Jr. Knights featured an improved defense during the game. Atlanta Jr. Knights gives up 2.1 goals on average per game. Atlanta Jr. Knights' penalty killing units received substantial work throughout the game as Atlanta Jr. Knights finished with 18 penalty minutes.

Atlanta Jr. Knights also got a goal from Hunter Scott as well. Other players who recorded assists for Atlanta Jr. Knights were Derek Makimaa, who had one.

Hampton Roads Whalers excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. Hampton Roads Whalers' offense operated below it season average. Hampton Roads Whalers puts an average of 4.0 pucks into the net per game.

Brandon Haase recorded 15 saves for Atlanta Jr. Knights. Hampton Roads Whalers' Brett Kilarstopped 21 shots out of the 23 that he faced. Hampton Roads Whalers incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.


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