The Southern Tier Xpress' offense had a big night, peppering the Niagara Falls PowerHawks with 50 shots throughout the game. The Southern Tier Xpress took the lead early in the second on a goal from Waltteri Makinen.
Joey Gerace delivered for his team with 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) and Chris Dusek did his part, adding 2 assists. Andrew Logar contributed with 2 goals.
In the first period, Pearson opened the scoring for the Xpress with a goal at 7:37 with a helper from Lamison.
During the second, Gerace deposited a goal at 0:33 with a helper from defenseman Dusek. Makinen netted what turned out to be the game winning goal at 2:59 with an assist from his defensive partner, Dusek. Wilcox put in a goal at 12:37 with a helper from defenseman Allen. Gerace quickly followed with a goal at 13:02 with an assist from Lamison.
During the third, Grant scored a goal at 1:39 with a helper from his teammate Lamison. Logar quickly followed with a goal at 3:05 with an assist from defenseman Schweickert. Muecke quickly followed with a goal at 4:08 with a helper from Gerace. Logar answered for the PowerHawks with a goal at 8:19 with an assist from Hrynczak.
The Xpress’ victory was in no doubt helped out by Pascarella’s big night as he stopped 38 of the 40 shots he faced. Pascarella’s counterpart, Dow, also had a big night, managing to stop 43 of 50, but ultimately fell short.
This win brings the Southern Tier Xpress’ record to (19-22-0-0).