The Maine Wild beat the East Coast Minutement on Saturday, 6-2, in a hard fought battle that was close through two periods of play.
The Wild jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first period with goals from Noel Fischer and Spence Coand. The East Coast Minutemen came back in the second period and tied the game two-all with goals from Chandler Holquin and Cameron Verrier.
"We kind of let them back in the game and they tied it," said Wild Head Coach Mike Tenney.
Late in the second, the Wild found another surge and Alex Benson found the back of the net, assisted by Matt Henderson. It would be the game winner.
"But we did a good job perservering and getting the lead back and eventually we pushed it to 6-2, but it was 3-2 for a good chunk of time," he said.
In the third, the Wild would net three more goals from Drew Lupardo, Ryan Donohue, and Fischer.
"I thought the Minutement started to carry the play a bit in the third period. We called time out and we regrouped, got back into the system and back to what we wanted to accomplish," said Tenney.
But the win doesn't mean the work is over for the Wild, he said.