New England IBLA featured a home and home matchup. The (2-0) Northmen took on the No’Easters (1-1). The Northmen feature a high-powered offense and stingy defense, both on display in their 13-7 victory.
Mark White (4g) and Kyle Baker (2g) put the Northmen in front 2-0 with just 3:33 played. Sam Carlin (1g) cut the lead in half before Jason Erwin (3a) set up CJ LaBreck (2g,1a) on a man-down situation to get it to 3-1. The rest of the period was a “you score, I score” match with Jimmy Cunningham (3g) for the No’Easters making it 3-2.
LaBreck got the helper on a Brandon Dube (3g,1a) marker with Connor Abbatessa (2g) for the Nor’Easters to get it a 4-3 affair.
Mark White closed the stanza with a pretty goal and a close 5-3 game was heating up. A huge second period saw the Northmen take control with a 5-2 run. White notched his hat trick with Tom Feenstra (1g) and one from Dube.
Cunningham would end the three-goal run. Jason Erwin set White up with a pretty pass before George Gilbert (2a) to LaBreck widened the margin to 10-4. With just :05 on the clock, Mike Maggio (1g) gave the No’Easters a breath of life. He took the squads to the final stanza and a 10-5 score. Abbatessa on the advantage coupled with Cunningham”s third drew it to a three-goal game with five and a half to play. The Northmen took over and Sam Payne (1g), Dube, and Kyle Baker turned the lights off on the 13-7 contest. New England IBLA featured a home and home matchup.