Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as Southern Tier defeated Wooster in a shootout 5-4 (1-0 SO).
The shootout featured five attempts between both teams.
Southern Tier came back from a three-goal deficit to capture the victory. Southern Tier fell behind 4-1 after a goal by Wooster\’s Carmon Teel at 4:14 in the second period. Southern Tier knotted things up at 4-4 on a goal by Brian Grant at 14:05 in the third period.
Wooster was unable to stop Southern Tier from sending pucks towards the net, and Southern Tier eventually piled up 34 shots on goal. Southern Tier bested its season scoring average. This season, Southern Tier averages 2.4 goals per contest.
Southern Tier was led by Nathan Butkowski, who grabbed one goal and one assist. Butkowski scored 16:20 into the second period to make the score 4-3 Wooster. Curtis Carlson provided the assist. Southern Tier also got points from Carlson, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Joseph Gerace also scored for Southern Tier. More assists for Southern Tier came via Elijah Williams and Victor McCutcheon, who each chipped in one.
Wooster\’s offense rang up 39 shots on Southern Tier\’s net.
Southern Tier\’s Ryan Pascarella stopped 35 shots out of the 39 that he faced. Southern Tier incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Joe Morgan rejected 29 shots on goal for Wooster. Wooster incurred 20 minutes in penalty time with five minors.