Bryan Canter had a standout game with 42 saves, and East Coast Eagles beat Hampton Roads Whalers 2-1.
East Coast Eagles was sparked by Richard Hudzik, who racked up one goal. Hudzik scored on the power play 9:28 into the third period to make the score 2-1 East Coast Eagles. East Coast Eagles had gotten the advantage when Hampton Roads Whalers' Christopher Hayneswas sent off for high sticking. Edward Parsons assisted on the tally.
East Coast Eagles put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Hampton Roads Whalers to score on any of its five power plays. East Coast Eagles kept Hampton Roads Whalers' goalie busy throughout the game, and Brett Kilar made 40 saves on 42 shots.
East Coast Eagles also got a goal from Connor Kaminski as well. Other players who recorded assists for East Coast Eagles were Nicholas Skerlick and Jonathan Haun, who contributed one a piece.
Hampton Roads Whalers was held below its usual level of production. Hampton Roads Whalers puts an average of 3.9 pucks into the net per game. East Coast Eagles was unable to stop Hampton Roads Whalers from sending pucks towards the net, and Hampton Roads Whalers eventually piled up 43 shots on goal. Hampton Roads Whalers' penalty killing units received substantial work throughout the game as Hampton Roads Whalers finished with 20 penalty minutes.
Hampton Roads Whalers was led by Matthew Zendejas, who scored the team's only goal. Zendejas scored 36 seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 Hampton Roads Whalers. Alexander Brissette picked up the assist.
East Coast Eagles incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.