The New England Stars had a 2 game home and home series this past weekend vs. the Cape Cod Islanders, on the road Saturday, then returning home for Sunday’s game.
On Saturday, January 21st, The Stars traveled to Falmouth to face-off vs. the Cape Cod Islanders in a 2:45p game. The Islanders would get on the board first with the sole goal in the 1st period. They would extend their lead to 2 with a power play goal 10:47 in to the second. The Stars would respond with a power play goal of their own, Tim Paige credited with the goal 17:17 in to the period. Assists going to Ryan Paul and Nolan Arbuckle. Cape Cod would notch one more before the end of the period to regain a 2 goal lead. The Islanders would secure the win with an empty net goal in the 3rd giving them a 4-1 victory. Sage Broda stopped 23 of 26 shots.
On Sunday, January 22nd, The Stars would return home for game 2 of the series vs. the Cape Cod Islanders. The Islanders would once again open up the scoring with the sole goal in the 1st period. The Stars would tie the game up with a power play goal by Ian Gately 4:47 in to the 2nd, assisted by Tyson Gudaitis and Peter Menzies. Cape Cod would regain the lead only to be negated by a Stars goal 10:20 in by Peter Menzies. Assists going to Tyson Gudaitis and Ian Gately. Cape Cod would notch two more before the end of the period giving them a 2 goal lead heading in to the 3rd period. Tyson Gudaitis would regain hope for the Stars scoring just 1:18 in to the 3rd period, assisted by Cole Archambeault. Cape Cod would score next extending the lead back to 2 with their 5th goal. John Krapian would respond for New England 15:18 in to the 3rd, assisted by Tim Paige and Cole Archambeault. Unfortunately, the scoring would stop there resulting in a 5-4 loss for New England. Dom Lamanno turned away 35 of 40 shots faced in net for the Stars.
“We didn’t get the results we were hoping for this weekend. We did however learn some valuable lessons that will only make us stronger moving forward. Despite two losses we had a lot of guys battle hard all weekend.” – Head Coach Darryl Green
The Stars return to action next weekend as they have a home and home with the Maine Wild. Saturday, they are home for a 3:50 PM start and Sunday they travel to Biddeford for an 11:00am start. All Stars games can be watched live on Hockey TV!