Steven Schmitt was superb between the pipes for Cape Cod, as he did not allow a goal in an 8-0 victory over Maine.
Maine fell victim to a deadly Cape Cod power play, which ripped Maine for four goals.
Cape Cod forced Maine\’s goalies to work between the pipes, racking up 51 shots and forcing 43 saves. Robson Stewart made 24 stops and Brandon Daigle made 19. Cape Cod\’s defense was surprisingly good. Cape Cod gives up 2.3 goals on average per game. Cape Cod found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. This season, Cape Cod averages 5.1 goals per contest. The defensemen of Cape Cod were also effective in Maine\’s zone, and came away with two goals.
Cape Cod was helped by Zack Goodman, who had one goal. Goodman scored on the power play 9:03 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Cape Cod. A tripping penalty on Ryder Parkhurst had put Cape Cod on the power play. Jake Davis picked up the assist. Cape Cod also got points from Steven Mathews, who also grabbed one goal and two assists, Mike Jessman, who also registered one goal and one assist, Chris ODonnell, who also finished with two goals and one assist, and Davis, who also registered one goal and one assist. Cape Cod also had goals scored by James Brosnan and Maxime Dordet, who scored one goal each. In addition, Cape Cod received assists from Dan Moore, who had three, Max Campbell, Chuck Costello, and Mitchell Eldridge, who each chipped in one, and Frank Oakley and Karl-Eric Demers, who contributed two each.
Maine did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Maine puts an average of 2.5 pucks into the net per game. Maine\’s offense rang up 31 shots on Cape Cod\’s net.
Schmitt rejected 31 shots on goal for Cape Cod. Cape Cod incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with three minors. Maine totaled 13 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major and went 0-for-2 on the power play.