Matt Bauchman netted a hat trick to lead East Coast over Maine, 5-1.
Bauchman notched his first tally 5:52 into the second period. He then added goals at 13:08 into the second and at 19:04 into the third.
East Coast excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. East Coast forced Maine goalie Brandon Daigle to work between the pipes, taking 53 shots. East Coast bested its season scoring average. East Coast averages 2.8 goals per game.
East Coast additionally got points from Tristan Archambault, who also registered one goal and two assists. East Coast also got a goal from Preston Palamara as well. In addition, East Coast received assists from Tom Potter, who had three and Matt Moreschi, Mason Smith, and Pat Swaanson, who contributed one each.
Maine stifled East Coast\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.
Aidan Critchlow made 22 saves for East Coast on 23 shots. East Coast incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors. Maine\’s Daigle stopped 48 shots out of the 53 that he faced. Maine incurred 20 minutes in penalty time with 10 minors.