Joey Gerace scored the game winning goal late in the game as the Southern Tier Xpress defeat the the Niagara Falls PowerHawks 4-3 in a home game at Jamestown Savings Bank Arena in Southern Tier. As well, the Southern Tier Xpress' offense had a big night, peppering Niagara Falls with 57 shots throughout the game.
Joey Gerace delivered for his team with 2 goals and Stuart Pearson contributed with 2 assists. Stephen Minichiello did his part, adding 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Andrew Logar chipped in with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).
During the first period, Minichiello opened the scoring for the PowerHawks with a goal at 15:04 with a helper from his teammate Logar. Crowley answered for Southern Tier with a goal at 17:51 with a helper from his linemate Mezsargs.
In the second, Restle deposited a goal at 15:54 with assists from Mock and Grant. Domiano quickly followed with a goal at 16:06 with an assist from Bodami.
In the third period, Logar scored a goal at 5:22 with a helper from Minichiello. Gerace answered for the Xpress with a goal at 17:46 with an assist from Pearson. Gerace quickly followed with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 18:34 with a helper from his linemate Pearson.
Southern Tier’s victory was in no doubt helped out by Pascarella as he stopped 21 of the 24 shots he faced. Pascarella’s counterpart, Augustine, also had a big night, managing to stop 53 of 57, but ultimately fell short.
This win brings the Southern Tier Xpress’ record to (20-22-0-0).