Andrew Ghimpeteanu posted a shutout, stopping all 14 of the Long Beach Sharks shots throughout the game. The New England Stars took the lead before the halfway point in the first on a goal from Hunter Norris and never looked back.
Ian Gatley did his part, adding 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Hunter Norris contributed with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).
In the first, Norris opened the scoring for the Stars with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 8:50 with helpers from Gauvin and Conlon.
During the second, Lempiainen deposited a goal at 3:58 with helpers from his linemates, Archambeault and Gatley.
In the third, Gatley put in a goal at 9:23 with assists from his teammates Flynn and Archambeault. Gudaitis scored a goal at 15:46 with assists from his linemates, Norris and Herling.
The Stars’ victory was in no doubt helped out by Ghimpeteanu’s shutout, as he stopped all 14 of the shots he faced. Ghimpeteanu’s counterpart, Cortez, also had a big night, managing to stop 60 of 64, but ultimately fell short.
This win brings the New England Stars’ record to (27-8-2-0).