Hunter Kepple scored the game winning goal late in the game as the Southern Tier Xpress defeat the the Metro Jets 4-3 in a home game at Jamestown Savings Bank Arena in Southern Tier. Moreover, the Southern Tier Xpress' offense had a big night, peppering Metro with 32 shots throughout the game.
Joey Gerace delivered for his team with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist). Matt Schaumburger contributed with 2 assists.
During the first period, Gerace opened the scoring for the Xpress with a goal at 3:54 with helpers from his linemates, Lamison and Pearson. Millette answered for Metro with a goal at 17:50 with a helper from defenseman Hansen.
In the second, Inger put in a goal at 5:38 with assists from his linemates, Sawyer and Schaumburger.
During the third period, Lamison answered for the Xpress with a goal at 5:00 with a helper from defenseman Grant. Juliana deposited a goal at 9:36 with an assist from Lamison. Flannery answered for Metro with a goal at 12:59 with a helper from Schaumburger. Kepple answered for Southern Tier with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 19:12 with assists from his linemates, Lamison and Gerace.
The Xpress’ victory was in no doubt helped out by Heacock’s big night as he stopped 39 of the 42 shots he faced. Heacock’s counterpart, Tallieu, also had a big night, managing to stop 28 of 32, but ultimately fell short.
This win brings the Southern Tier Xpress’ record to (17-22-0-0).