Estero, FL- Cayden Bailey stopped all shots faced to lead the Florida Jr. Blades to a 6-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Juniors Sunday afternoon at Germain Arena. The Jr. Blades remain undefeated with a perfect 13-0 record securing first place in the division.
"I'm very happy with another big weekend by our guys,” said head coach Todd Pococke. “We continue to get contribution from each player and our goaltending has been stellar."
Jonah Nash struck first at 6:44 into the opening period to take the early 1-0. Hudson Grote accepted a feed from James Rowe to steer the puck past Tampa Bay goaltender Severin Corallo to end the frame 2-0.
Within five minutes of the second period, Jonas Hostovecky and Matt Larmoyeux sent the puck too Riley Degler for an even strength tally. From there, a power play goal would follow from captain Evan Maxey who widened the lead to 4-0. Jeremy Pelletier would tally his second assist of the battle sliding the puck to Dillion Manchester who found Matt Larmoyeux open to end the period 5-0.
Plagued by penalties, the third period would be a test for both goaltenders. Jack Trathen and Jonas Hostovecky seized the opportunity to send the puck to Nash who secured his second goal of the game on the power play to lock in the Jr. Blades 6-0 win.
"This team wants to be great,” assistant coach Tyler Carlston said on the team’s victory. “They put in a ton of work during the week and are able to put that on display over the weekend."
Cayden Bailey earns the win stopping all of the 30 shots faced, while Severin Corallo takes the loss allowing six goals on 49 shots.
The Jr. Blades will go on the road to face the Palm Beach Hawks on Saturday, October 22 at 3:30 p.m. The game is currently scheduled to be streamed on www.FastHockey.com
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