The Stars traveled down to the Jersey Shore this past weekend for a 2 game series vs. the Wildcats. Last time these two teams met was the beginning of the year where the Wildcats traveled to the Stars for 2 games, with the Stars taking all 4 points on the weekend.
Saturday’s game would start with the Stars getting on the board first. Tyson Gudaitis would ent a late period goal in the 1st to give the Stars a 1-0 lead going in to the 2nd period. The Stars would extend that lead to 2 on the power play with Nick Johnson finding the back of the net, assists going to Michael Lempiainen and Nolan Arbuckle. The Wildcats would get on the board next, only to be countered just 0:19 later by Peter Menzies concluding the string in the 3-1 victory for New England. Dom Lamanno would get the win in net turning away 26 of 27 shots.
Sunday would be the last time the two teams would meet in the regular season. Jersey Shore would come out flying getting on the scoreboard first just 3:29 in. Ryan Gauvin would tie things up for the Stars just under 11 minutes later. Jersey Shore would answer back 17:35 in to the period, only to be once again matched by the Stars, this time coming from Eric Glover with 1:00 left in the period. The Wildcats would find the back of the net once in the 2nd giving them a 3-2 lead going in to the 3rd. Just when the Wildcats thought they had the win locked in, Tyson Gudaitis would force overtime scoring with just 0:03 left in regulation. Overtime would be scoreless forcing a shootout. The Shootout would be all Wildcats as the Stars would not manage to beat Wildcat goaltender Rio Virgoe giving Jersey Shore the shootout victory.
“We played well and brought home 3 of 4 points. We were definitely sharper Saturday and played a complete game. We had 12 forwards and 6 defensemen rolling and got some timely saves. Sunday we weren’t as sharp but showed some great determination in tying it up late. The line of Gudaitis, Menzies, and Gately were buzzing all weekend.” – Head Coach darryl Green
The Stars are back in action This upcoming weekend hosting the Roc City Royals in a 2 game series. Game 1 will be November 19th at 3:50p and game 2 will be November 20th at 9:30a. Come support your New England Stars or watch them live on Hockey TV!