In New England IBLA action, the Northmen (1-0) dominated the Aviators (0-2) with a convincing 17-5 victory. The Northmen jumped out to a 4-1 first period lead started by the player of the game, Kyle Baker (4g,6a). He posted two in a row both were assisted by Mark White.
Brandon Dube (2g) and Jason Erwin (1g) added goals with both being assisted by Baker. Jack Boydon (2g) had the lone Aviators marker. The second stanza was more of the same with the Northmen adding six more but the Aviators started to find some offense with Eric Swanson (1g,1a), Matt Huggett (2g,1a), and Jack Boydon converting a Kurt Brown (1a) set up.
Baker added his third then assisted on a Mark White (4g,2a) tally, CJ Labreca (1g), another goal from White off a Baker feed, Mike Cyz (1g), and Baker sending a pretty pass that Brandon Dube buried and we were going to the final stanza with the Aviators on the wrong side of a 10-4 score.
Another seven-goal period occurred. Markers from KR Jurgevich (1g,1a), Baker, White, another from White off a Baker set up. Sam Fortin (1g), A Cyz (1g), and George Gilbert (1g) to more than offset the Aviators. Getting their only goal from Huggett to close the book on the 17-5 final. The Northmen had 47 shots with the Aviators taking 33.