St. Michaels beats Orangeville 3-2 after comeback scare
The St. Michaels Buzzers survived a determined comeback attempt by the Orangeville Flyers on the way to a 3-2 win.
St. Michaels took a 3-0 lead during the second period, only to have Orangeville storm back on a Sean Perichak goal 6:18 into the third period to pull to one goal down.
The Buzzers' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on four Orangeville power plays. The Flyers were unable to stop St. Michaels from sending pucks towards the net, and the Buzzers eventually piled up 34 shots on goal.
St. Michaels was helped by Nicholas Lepone, who registered one goal. Lepone scored 2:14 into the second period to make the score 1-0 St. Michaels. CJ Shugart provided the assist. St. Michaels also got a goal from Daniel Campbell as well. Other players who recorded assists for St. Michaels were David Italiano, Ted Hunt, Tom Haley, Leonard Dziemianko, and Patrick McCarron, who contributed one a piece.
Orangeville was held below its usual level of production. The Flyers put an average of 4.3 pucks into the net per game. Orangeville forced the Buzzers goalie Adrian Ignagni to work between the pipes, taking 47 shots.
The Flyers were helped by Keegan Ackerland, who had one goal. Ackerland scored 19:18 into the second period to make the score 3-1 St. Michaels. Jordan Carvalho assisted on the tally. In addition, Orangeville received assists from Mathew Thompson and Brandon Gaudette, who each chipped in one.
Ignagni recorded 45 saves for St. Michaels. The Buzzers incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Taylor Welsh made 31 saves for Orangeville on 34 shots. The Flyers incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.