Palm Beach Hawks tried its best to erase a four-goal deficit, but Tampa Juniors would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 5-3.
Tampa Juniors made the score 5-1 on a goal by Walter Stern at 5:21 in the third period, and Palm Beach Hawks got as close as 5-3 when Anthony Campanella scored 8:53 into the third period.
Tommy Whiteley had two goals and one assist to lead Tampa Juniors. Whiteley scored the first of his two goals at 17:04 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Jared Goudreauassisted on the tally. Whiteley's next tally made the score 2-1 Tampa Juniors with 18:11 left in the second period. Goudreau picked up the assist.
Palm Beach Hawks was unable to stop Tampa Juniors from sending pucks towards the net, and Tampa Juniors eventually piled up 32 shots on goal. Tampa Juniors' defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals.
Ryan Menard also scored for Tampa Juniors. More assists for Tampa Juniors came via Logan Garst, who had two and Scott Lemire and Christopher Bohlin, who contributed one a piece.
Palm Beach Hawks also got points from Jake Simons, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Palm Beach Hawks also got a goal from Joe Duoba as well. In addition, Palm Beach Hawks received assists from CJ Hoy, who had two and Kevin Mansolill and Dan Fuller, who each chipped in one.
Nicholas Malvin rejected 21 shots on goal for Tampa Juniors. Tampa Juniors incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors. Shayne Dietl recorded 27 saves for Palm Beach Hawks. Palm Beach Hawks incurred 20 minutes in penalty time with five minors.