Roster Update: Royal's No. 6 Brandon Schieman (Injured), Columbia's No. 9 Gregory Aliotta (Injured),Forest's No. 6 Jacob Wilson (Injured) and Black's No. 3 Noah Hanifin (Unspecified) did not take part in Wednesday's action.
Stat Correction: Please note a change in the online boxscore for Tuesday's bout between Forest and Orange. Forest goaltender Matthew Jurusik (No. 30) should be credited with 15 saves on 16 shots as opposed to the previous entry of 16 saves on 21 shots.
Father Knows Best: Slightly raised stakes for those involved characterized Wednesday’s game between Orange and Columbia.The contest featured a battle of wits between father and son team leaders – Mike Bonish Sr., (Columbia) and Mike Bonish Jr. (Orange) – with the winner coming away with bragging rights.In the end, it was Columbia who battled back from a pair of 2-0 deficits, both in regulation play and in the shootout, for a 3-2 victory.Nolan Aibel (No. 8), Will Garin (No. 11), Tiernan Seningen (No. 15) and EvanWeinger (No. 18) each found the back of the net in the seven-round shootout, while goalie Andrew Herrmann (No. 1) denied four-of-seven Orange shooters to obtain the extra point.
Unleashing the Offense: Wednesday also produced the highest scoring game of the week thus far when Kelly ousted White by a score of 8-6.Kelly received multiple-point efforts from five different skaters, with the most notable being three goals and four points from Shane Sellar (No. 18).Brock Boeser (No. 8)chipped-in an additional three points and Nicholas Skaluba (No. 7), Hunter Lester (No. 11) and Nicholas Passafiume (No. 17) tallied two apiece.The performance marked the third consecutive game in which Kelly has lit the lamp seven or more times.
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