John Krapian lifted New England to a 7-3 victory with a hat trick against Maine.
Krapian notched his first tally 13:25 into the second period. He then added goals at 5:22 into the third and at 12:35 into the third.
New England kept Maine\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Justin Broy made 28 saves on 35 shots.
New England also got points from Ryan Gauvin, who also racked up one goal and three assists to lead the team in points. New England also got a goal from Brandon Hamner as well. Other players who recorded assists for New England were Hunter McTague, Nolan Arbuckle, Aidan Conlon, Ian McNamara, and Ian Gately, who contributed one each and Tim Paige and Mitchell Fehd, who each chipped in two.
Maine was helped by Matt Jerome, who had one goal. Jerome scored on the power play 15:38 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Maine. An interference penalty on McTague had put Maine on the power play. Jordy Knoren assisted on the tally. Maine additionally got points from Knoren, who also tallied one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Hunter Morgan also scored for Maine. In addition, Maine received assists from Travis Townsend, who had one and Zach Gagne, who had two.
Devyn Levesque recorded 20 saves for New England. New England incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Maine incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.