The Southern Tier Xpress could not stop the Pittsburgh Vengeance\’s Tyler Speis, who tallied a hat trick in a 4-2 win.
Speis got on the scoresheet 7:50 into the first period. He then added goals at 17:57 into the first and at 14:36 into the second.
Pittsburgh additionally got points from Eli Lynn, who also grabbed one goal and two assists. In addition, Pittsburgh received assists from Leo Blore, who had two and Cody Black, Jake Parry, and Kenneth White, who each chipped in one.
Southern Tier was led by Brandon Desrosiers, who racked up one goal and one assist. Desrosiers scored 4:17 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Pittsburgh. Luke Sunde picked up the assist. Southern Tier also got a goal from Justin Andriaccio as well. Other players who recorded assists for Southern Tier were Cody Maulsby, who had one.
Brian Baker recorded 22 saves for Pittsburgh. The Vengeance incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. The Xpress\’ Matt Hatcher stopped 17 shots out of the 21 that he faced. Southern Tier incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.