IBLA New Jersey action witnessed the Morristown Rally (3-0) Handle the Delco Devils (1-2), 15-4. Due to the holiday, the IBLA had a very light schedule with just a pair of games on the docket.
The Austin Jazz (1-2) picked up their first win with a 12-9 besting of the Austin Scorpions (2-1) in action from the Texas Chapter. Our featured game took place in the Mennen -Arena with the Devils taking on the streaking Rally. A tight first period only witnessed three goals and all were from Morristown and supplied by Matt Wright (2g). Fred Hartley (2g) and Devon Buckshot (2g, 3a).
Delco couldn’t seem to get their offense clicking but after 26:07 they were able to get on the board when Nick Mann (1a) got the helper on a Dylan Portnoy (1g) net bender. Mark Laretta (1g) also hit rope behind Rally netminder, Brett Dobson but the Rally outscored the Devils, 5-2.
Brett Beetow (2g), Buckshot hitting his second, Tyler Brown (2g,1a) with Wright and Hartley each collecting their second on the day.
Heading to the final stanza, Morristown was in control and held an 8-2 advantage. Just 1:27 in Jackson Smith (2g) converted a pretty pass from Bobby Brennan (1a) to cut it to an 8-3 deficit.
Buckshot set up Beetow to offset the Devils tally but Smith added his second to get it 9-4. That would be all the offense the Devils could muster but the Rally would show why they are named just that and ripped off a five-goal run supplied by Dylan Henningburg (1g), Cameron Herbert (2g), Tyler Brown, Spencer Corkery (1g) and finalized by a second from Herbert to get to the 15-4 final. IBLA New Jersey action doesn’t disappoint.