The New England Stars had two games this weekend. On Friday they hosted the Northeast Generals, and on Sunday they traveled to the East Coast Minutemen.
On Friday, February 17, the Stars hosted the Northeast Generals for a 8:10p puck drop. After a scoreless first, it would the Generals getting on the scoreboard first just 20 seconds into the 2nd period. The Stars would get on the scoreboard 9:58 into the period with a goal by John Krapian, assisted by Tim Paige. Brandon Hammner would give the Stars the go-ahead goal 16:06 into the 2nd, assisted by Ryan Paul and Ian Gately. The Generals would tie the game 13:22 into the 3rd to force overtime. Stars’ Tim Paige would find the back of the net just 0:37 into overtime to give the Stars the “W”. The goal was assisted by Ryan Paul and Brandon Hammner. Sage Broda got the win in net stopping 17 of 19 shots.
On Sunday, February 19, the Stars were on the road vs. the East Coast Minutemen for a 2:00p start. Despite coming out slow, the Stars managed to get the first goal 4:02 into the period by Ryan Paul, assisted by Cole Archambeault and Tim Paige. The Minutemen would tie the game at 1 a piece before the end of the period. The Second period would be all New England with Cole Archambeault getting the scoring going, assisted by Ian Gately and Ryan Paul 8:08 in. Time Paige would get the Stars 3rd goal just over a minute later, assisted by Eric Glover and Brandon Hammner. John Krapian would extend the lead to 3 with a goal 13:51 in, assisted by Nick Johnson and Michael Lempiainen. Brandon Hammner would complete the scoring for the period 16:20 in. The Stars would continue their scoring 2:25 into the 3rd period with a goal by Cole Archambeault, assisted by Tim Paige and Eric Glover. The Generals would attempt a comeback getting 2 in the period but time would run out giving New England the 6-3 win! Dom Lamanno was solid in net stopping 28 of 31 shots.
“Friday was a great, determined and focused effort. It was well earned. Top to bottom we had almost everyone on top of it. Sunday we were flat in the first due to our own doing. Second period we played well and third was acceptable considering the circumstances. Friday’s performance is what our staff expects every game. We will need that Wednesday and Friday of this week.” – Head Coach Darryl Green
The Stars have two games scheduled for this week. Wednesday they are on the road vs. the East Coast Minutemen at 8:30p and Friday they return home where the two teams will face-off for the 3rd straight time. Friday’s puck drop will be at 8:10p. All Stars games can be watched live on Hockey TV!