Team Maryland scored three unanswered goals in the third period to defeat the EHL Jr. Flyers 4 – 2 earlier today at Ice Line. The win enabled Team Maryland to sweep the two games series between the teams this weekend.
Joseph Donahue got Team Maryland on the board with 2:21 left in the first period. As soon as Tristan Mock gained the line in the Jr. Flyers zone, he passed the puck to Cody Rumsey on his right. Rumsey passed it up in the high slot to Donahue who immediately passed it down low to Denys Arkhypenko. Arkhypenko took a shot that was saved by Jr. Flyers goalie Aron Hansson but the rebound came out to Donahue who jammed home to puck into the back of the net to give visitors a 1 – 0 lead.
At 2:24 into the second period Team Maryland’s Evan Green was called for charging to give the Jr. Flyers the man advantage. A minute later newcomer Nicholas Simsir tied the game at one. After receiving a return pass from Riley Dohner, Andrew St. Julian set up the play at the top of the blueline. St. Julian passed it to Jonathan Gabriel at the top of the near side faceoff circle. Gabriel passed it down low to Adam Nilsson who took a sharp angle shot that was saved by Team Maryland’s netminder Zach Richards but Simsir tucked in the rebound to make it 1 – 1.
Team Maryland’s Griffin Hernalsteen was called for interference to put the Jr. Flyers back on the power play. Having the puck at the far side blueline, St. Julian passed it over to Schuyler Dillon at the near side point. Dillon passed it down to Nilsson who skated to the top of the circle and took and shot that trickled through Richards five hole and into the net to give the Jr. Flyers a 2 – 1 lead.
Dillon was called for hooking with 9:05 left in the third period to give Team Maryland the man advantage. Less than a minute later Mock tied the game. Mock picked up the loose put slightly behind the Jr. Flyers net and passed it back to Green at the top of the far side faceoff circle. Green took a shot that was saved by Hansson but the rebound came right out to Mock who slid it into the net to make it a 2 – 2 game.
With 5:54 remaining in the third, Team Maryland took the lead on Connor Ball’s sixth goal of the season. Anton Martino picked up the loose rebound in his own zone and tried to backhand the puck into center ice where it was intercepted by Green. Green took a shot the was redirected out front by Ball and the puck took a crazy bounce and past Hansson to make it 3 – 2 Team Maryland.
Jackson Dobek closed out the scoring with an empty net goal with forty seconds remaining to give Team Maryland a 4 – 2 victory.
Hansson stopped 32 of 35 shots while Richards turned aside 44 of 46. Click here for the box score.
The Jr. Flyers will have a week off before games resume on Wednesday, December 4 when the Revolution visits Ice Line.