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Monday, November 10, 2014


NASHUA, N.H. — Outscoring their opponents by a total of 19-3 in a three-game stretch this weekend, the Lockport Express proved themselves to be a quality hockey team at a three-day NA3EHL tournament.

Lockport Express: 7 — Maine Wild: 0

Beginning with a 7-2 win over the Maine Wild on Friday, the Express manhandled their opponents in the tourney.

That game actually started with a Maine goal by Drew Sommerhof — assisted by Ignat Molchanov and Matt Henderson — at 7:28 of the second period. The Wild didn't keep the lead for long, however, as Frank Vecchio Jr., scored his first of three goals in the game at 10:08. Nicholas Siracuse and Gibson Stuart assisted on the goal. It was Vecchio again at 14:34, this time on the power play and assisted by Jacob Burford. Just over a minute later, Peter Guido got into the action for Lockport, scoring at 15:48 with help from Jordan Pocobello.

In the third, Anthony Merante made it 4-1 at 5:13 with help from Justin Durkee, Christian Whitcomb. Maine's Chad Saulnier made it 4-2, assisted by Chris King and Zach Gagne. Whitcomb extended the lead back to three with a power play goal from Merante and Stuart at 7:17. Vecchio completed the hat trick at 11:30 with assists by Siracuse and Merante. Siracuse made it 7-2 at 16:45 with help from Merante and Cole Brooks.

Lockport Express: 3 — New England Stars: 0

Saturday afternoon's game didn't have the offensive stats of Friday's, but it had the same outcome — the Express on top, besting New England 3-0.

The Express scored one goal per period, first by Vecchio at 4:05 of the first (Merante and Siracuse netted the assists). Then Merante at 13:12 of the second (with Vecchio and Siracuse getting credit for assisting). Dillon Hayes closed out the scoring at 6:32 of the third with an assist by Justin Durkee.

The Express were actually outshot 31-25, but Express goaltender Tyler Shotwell stopped them all.

Lockport Express: 9 — Cape Cod Islanders: 1

The Express showed no signs of letting up Sunday, despite being on the ice for the third time in three days — (even though the tournament had shortened 17-minute periods for 51-minute games, that's still two and a half hours of hockey in three days for the Junior A players.) — dominating the Cape Cod Islanders 9-1.

Hayes started the scoring for the Express at 6:00 with help from Alex Bottenfield. Durkee made it 2-0 at 11:33, assisted by Hayes. Christopher Gasiewicz and Ryan Logar teamed up to make it 3-0 at 16:27, followed by a Merante goal (assists to Austin Kasperek and Siracuse) with just one tick of the clock left.

In the second period, Frank Oakley scored a power play goal for the Islanders at 6:13 on which Chris Harris assisted. Durkee put Lockport back up by four with help from Hayes and Whitcomb just 36 seconds later. Mark Friol scored unassisted at 8:37, making it 6-1 Lockport. Michael Crissy added a goal at 10:31 with help from Golba and Pocobello.

In the third, Pocobello landed one of his own at 12:19 with help from Friol. And Siracuse had the honor of scoring the last goal of the weekend for Lockport at 13:36. Durkee assisted on the power play goal.

Next stop: Lockport

The Express is slated to play their home opener Friday at Cornerstone CFCU Arena on Chestnut Street. The 7:30 start will be played against the Roc City Royals. The game was originally to have been played on Oct. 18, but was rescheduled after problems surfaced with the arena's condenser.

With the weekend sweep in New Hampshire, Lockport has the second best record in the league at 11-6. Only the undefeated Jersey Shore Wildcats has more points.

Lockport is 7-3 at "home" and 4-3 on the road.

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