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Luke Riley scored a power play goal in the final four minutes to snap a 4-4 game and give Eastern a come from behind 5-4 victory over Kingsway. The Vikings trailed 3-0 midway through the second period as Kingsway built their lead on two goals from Joe Bene, who would finish with a hat trick, and the first goal of the season from John Francis. The Vikings would get on the scoreboard at the nine minute mark of the second period with Ethan Raeuber getting things going for the Vikings. Three minutes later Jacob Findley would get his first of two goals on the night to bring Eastern to within 3-2. Just over one minute later the Vikings would tie the game at 3-3 as Shane Mehalick would score his first varsity goal and we had a brand new game.

Bene would notch his third goal of the evening very early in the third period and once again Kingsway had the lead at 4-3. Findley would get his second of the night at the five minute mark and once again we were knotted at 4-4. The Vikings would score the game winner, capitalizing on a two man advantage, with Riley converting on the power play and Findley and Kevin Gillespie with just over four minutes left in the game. Isaac Bleicher would keep Kingsway off the board in the final minutes as the Vikings escaped with the 5-4 victory.

Written by Mike Costantino

Posted in: Eastern, Kingsway
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