James Wilson led the way with a hat trick as the New England Stars crushed the Northeast Generals 8-4 in a home game at Skate 3 Ice Arena in New England. Cole Archambeault and Tyson Gudaitis also had big nights with 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) and 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) respectively. As well, the New England Stars' offense had a big night, peppering Northeast with 28 shots throughout the game. The New England Stars took the lead before the halfway point in the second on a goal from Tyson Gudaitis.
Ian Gatley contributed with 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) and Michael Lempiainen did his part, adding 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist). Marc Faia delivered for his team with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Fedor Lopaev chipped in with 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists).
In the first, Gatley opened the scoring for the Stars with a goal at 3:01 with helpers from teammates Archambeault and Barone.
In the second, Gatley netted a goal at 0:18 with helpers from his linemates, Lempiainen and Archambeault. Wilson put in a goal at 5:58 with assists from his linemates, Gudaitis and Norris. Lempiainen quickly followed with a goal at 7:26 with assists from his linemates, Johnson and Archambeault. Faia finally put the Generals on the board with a goal at 11:37 with a helper from Lopaev. Gudaitis quickly followed with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 11:51 with helpers from his linemates, Norris and Wilson. Archambeault quickly followed with a goal at 13:28 with an assist from fellow Stars forward Gatley.
During the third, Lopaev answered for the Generals with a goal at 12:04. Kelly quickly followed with a goal at 12:20 with an assist from Lopaev. Wilson quickly followed with a goal at 12:45 with helpers from his linemates, Gauvin and Gudaitis. Wilson quickly followed with a goal at 14:44 with assists from Conlon and Gudaitis. Marcola answered for Northeast with a goal at 17:15 with helpers from his linemates, Faia and Braley.
New England’s victory was in no doubt helped out by Ghimpeteanu as he stopped 18 of the 22 shots he faced. On the other hand, Ghimpeteanu’s counterpart, Sesock, and the Generals’ defense has seen better nights stopping only 12 of 18 shots.
This win brings the New England Stars’ record to (30-8-2-0).