Chicago falls to Cincinnati in overtime, 4-3 (OT)

The Cincinnati Swords\’ Timmy Weisgerber scored 3:03 into overtime to beat the Chicago Junior Bulldogs, 4-3 (OT).

In the losing effort, Chicago was sparked by Matt Blaszkiewicz, who racked up two goals. Blaszkiewicz scored the first of his two goals at 19:58 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Chicago. Kyle Pierce provided the assist. Blaszkiewicz\’s next tally made the score 2-2 with 12:43 left in the third period. Vince Bartkowiak assisted on the tally.

Cincinnati was paced by Weisgerber, who grabbed one goal.

The Swords put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Junior Bulldogs to score on any of their three power plays. Chicago was unable to stop Cincinnati from sending pucks towards the net, and the Swords eventually piled up 32 shots on goal. The defensemen of Cincinnati were also effective in the Junior Bulldogs\’ zone, and came away with two goals.

Cincinnati also got points from Devin Fracassi, who also had one goal and one assist and Thomas Clayton, who also registered one goal and one assist. Cincinnati also got a goal from Andrew Bond as well. In addition, Cincinnati received assists from RJ Marshall, who had two and Nikita Korotkov and Henry Smith, who each chipped in one.

Chicago got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game.

Ryan Maksimovic also scored for Chicago. More assists for Chicago came via Toms Taurins and Matt Kostopoulos, who contributed one a piece.

Alec Rounds recorded 26 saves for the Swords. Cincinnati incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. The Junior Bulldogs\’ Michael Paku stopped 28 shots out of the 32 that he faced. Chicago incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.