The New England Stars had a home and home series vs. the Northeast Generals this past weekend! On Friday night they traveled to Canton for a 8:30p game, then returned home Saturday for a 3:50p game.
On Friday, March 3rd, the Stars headed to Canton, MA to face-off vs. the Northeast Generals in game 1 of the 2 game weekend home and home series. The Stars got off to a slow start trailing by 2 at the end of the first period. Ryan Paul gave the Stars hope scoring just 0:14 into the start of the 2nd period. His goal was assisted by Ian Gately and Aidan Conlon. Trailing by 1 heading into the 3rd, it would be Ian Gately tying the game at 2 apiece with just 0:08 remaining in the game to force overtime! Gately’s goal was assisted by Brandon Hammner and Tim Paige. Brandon Hammner would secure the comeback victory for New England, scoring 4:22 into overtime, with assists going to Derek Flynn and Ryan Paul.
On Saturday, March 4th, the Stars returned home to host game 2 of the home and home series vs. the Generals. The Stars would again find themselves trailing after the first period, 1-0. Tyson Gudaitis would bring the Stars to even with a goal 10:16 into the 2nd period. The goal was assisted by Cole Archambeault and Nolan Arbuckle. A scoreless 3rd would force overtime. In overtime, it was Ryan Paul finding the back of the net on the power play just 0:30 into overtime. Assists went to Tim Paige and Ian Gately. Sage Broda turned away 22 of 23 shots on net!
“We won two in OT and had to battle for both. Friday we started slow and we’re down 2-0 after one. We battled to the end and were able to tie it up with 7 seconds left. Saturday was tight checking again. Our forwards will need to be hungrier around the opposition’s net this weekend. We need to find the back of the net more often.” – Head Coach Darryl Green
The Stars have 3 games this upcoming week. On Wednesday, March 8th, they host the L/A Fighting Spirit at 1:20p. On Saturday, March 11th, The Stars return home to host the Cape Cod Islander at 3:50. New England will wrap up their regular season hosting the L/A Fighting Spirit on Sunday, March 11th, at 11:50am. All Stars games can be watched live on Hockey TV!