The Southern Tier Xpress' offense had a big night, peppering the Wooster Oilers with 46 shots throughout the game. The Southern Tier Xpress took the lead late in the second on a goal from Nick Wilcox.
Nick Wilcox chipped in with 2 goals and Tristan Mock delivered for his team with 2 assists. Matthew Kesto did his part, adding 2 assists.
In the first period, Banyasz opened the scoring for Wooster with a goal at 8:38 with a helper from his linemate Kesto. Lekarev put in a goal at 11:50 with helpers from his teammates Barney and Kesto. Steele netted a goal at 16:54 with assists from his linemates, Hayden and Kelly.
In the second, Lamison finally put the Xpress on the board with a goal at 0:28. Payne deposited a goal at 11:57. Restle scored a goal at 14:24 with an assist from Mock. Wilcox netted what turned out to be the game winning goal at 19:00 with a helper from Mock.
In the third period, Wilcox put in a goal at 8:00 with a helper from defenseman Rickabaugh. Pearson scored a goal at 19:32 with an assist from fellow Xpress forward Gerace.
Southern Tier’s victory was in no doubt helped out by Heacock’s big night as he stopped 29 of the 32 shots he faced. Heacock’s counterpart, Ackley, also had a big night, managing to stop 40 of 46, but ultimately fell short.
This win brings the Southern Tier Xpress’ record to (3-1-0-0).