Estero, FL- Defenseman James Rowe tallied his
first goal of the season to lift the Florida Jr. Blades to a 5-0 victory over
the Palm Beach Hawks at Germain Arena Sunday afternoon.
very happy with the win. It was a hard fought victory by the entire team which
is what we need,” said head coach Todd Pococke. “We’ve been working hard on our defensive play and to come away with a shutout speaks volumes about the boys' focus and determination."
The Jr. Blades struck first at the 12:11 mark when Jeremy Pelletier scored a power play goal sending one past Hawks goaltender Sean Barker for the only goal of the frame.
Devin Kasperek would double the lead opening the scoring just 89 seconds into the second period. Within 14 minutes, Dillon Manchester and TJ Zebley would work together to find captain Evan Maxey where he was able to send one to the back of the net. Within two minutes, Rowe would stuff the puck in between the pipes to end the period 4-0.
I thought we were good in transition and moved the puck well,” said assistant coach Tyler Carlston on game play. “We did a good job creating chances and really earned the goals we scored."
The third period belonged to the goaltenders as netminder Fabio Meier and Barker both shined with highlight-reel worthy saves. The only goal of the third period would come from Matt Larmoyeux as he found a way to squeeze the puck through Barker to end the battle 5-0.
Fabio Meier earned the shutout win stopping all of the 18 shots faced, while Sean Barker takes the loss allowing five goals on 53 shots.
The Jr. Blades will return to the Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex on Saturday, October 15 at 5:15 p.m. to take on the Tampa Bay Juniors. The game is scheduled to be streamed on www.FastHockey.com
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