Charlie Pardue, who also had an assist, scored with eight seconds left to give the Chicago Young Americans a 3-2 decision over the Warriors – Noah Pineo with assists on both goals in the loss; Brendan Abban scored with 4:16 left to give the Advantage a 2-1 victory over the Long Island Gulls; Christian Chouha scored twice and Mike Schmelzer had two assists to lead the New Jersey Titans past the Patriots 4-1; Camden Moran pitched a shutout and Kole Hyles scored twice in the third period as Seacoast trimmed the Philly Flyers 2-0;
Kiernan Poulin scored two goals and set up another as the Advantage topped Chicago 5-2; Kyle Donnelly posted two assists in a three-goal first period that led the Warriors past the Gulls 4-2 – Griffin Bucci scoring what turned out to be the winner with 58 seconds left in the first and Scibarra a goal and an assist in the loss; Dam Nenyalkin and Connor McKenna scored 30 seconds apart in the second period as the Patriots edged the Flyers 3-2; Aleksey Sergeev scored two goals and set up another, Jack Turner delivered a goal and two assists, RJ Mrotek had a goal and an assist and Schmelzer two assists as the Titans topped Seacoast 6-3;
Drew Durdov and Nick Kempf shared the shutout and Pardue scored twice in Chicago’s 3-0 victory over the Patriots; Scharf scored twice and L. Kaurenteos had a goal and an assist in the Gulls’ 5-2 win over Seacoast – Hyles with assists on both goals in the loss; Pineo scored twice, John Mireault and Mike Sullivan both had a goal and an assist and Brendan Murnane two assists as the Warriors trimmed the Titans 6-4 – Chouha with two goals and an assist in the loss; Matt Trudell, who also had an assist, scored what turned out to be the winner with one second left in the first period as the Advantage trimmed the Flyers 3-1;
Matt Welch came through with a goal and an assist, Grayson Cohen set up two goals and Ryan Martin pitched a shutout as the Patriots downed the Gulls 4-0; Alex Povorozniouk wore the hat, Bobby Bartell had a goal and an assist and Durdov and Kempf shared the shutout as the Young Americans defeated Seacoast 8-0; Griffin Bucci set up two goals and Mason Childs snapped a 1-1 tie with 28 seconds left in the second period as the Warriors edged the Flyers 3-1; and Ryan Wachtel (one assists) and Chouha (two goals) scored 2:01 apart early in the third period and Derek Fiore had two assists as the Titans nipped the Advantage 4-3 – Poulin with two goals in the loss.
In the semifinals, Jack Sovino delivered a goal and two assists and Charlie Arend handed out two assists as the Young Americans topped the Titans 7-3; and Poulin had a goal and an assist as the Advantage defeated the Warriors 3-1.
In the Championship Game, Chicago nipped the Advantage 3-2 in a shootout – Sean Murphy with the tying goal for the Advantage, forcing overtime.
– MIKE SHALIN, firstname.lastname@example.org