Pittsburgh uses shootout to best Cleveland, 3-2 (3-2 SO)

Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Pittsburgh Vengeance defeated the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks in a shootout 3-2 (3-2 SO).

The shootout featured 12 attempts between both teams. Cleveland\’s shootout goals were scored by John Barlow and Daniel Goodwin. Pittsburgh\’s other shootout goals were scored by Brooks Antill and Eli Lynn.

The Vengeance saw a two-goal lead disappear, but was able to secure the win in a shootout. Pittsburgh made the score 2-0 on a goal by Robert Ferrari at 12:27 in the third period. The Jr. Lumberjacks evened things up at 2-2 on a goal by Goodwin at 17:44 in the third period.

The Vengeance excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. Cleveland was unable to stop Pittsburgh from sending pucks towards the net, and the Vengeance eventually piled up 35 shots on goal.

Cody Black also scored for Pittsburgh. In addition, Pittsburgh received assists from Nils Markgren, Jake Salak, Michael Straub, and Jake Parry, who each chipped in one.

The Jr. Lumberjacks\’ offense rang up 32 shots on Pittsburgh\’s net.

Cleveland also got a goal from Tyler Dalton as well. Other players who recorded assists for Cleveland were Zack Mlady, Tyler Houmard, Trey Rossbach, and Zach Thibault, who contributed one each.

Jacob Stack made 30 saves for the Vengeance on 32 shots. Pittsburgh incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Cleveland\’s Alec Rounds stopped 32 shots out of the 34 that he faced. The Jr. Lumberjacks incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.