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Deaglan Kelly and Michael Henry each had a hat trick as St Joe’s defeated HLV 7-5 in Tier II action played in Voorhees. Joshua Lindquist stopped 36 shots as HLV out-shot St Joe’s 41-14. Nick Avgousti opened the scoring for HLV four minutes into the opening period as HLV led 1-0. Kelly would tie the game at 1-1 less than one minute later. Corey Price and Zachary Dean would set up Matthew Lavelle for his second goal of the season late in the period and St Joe’s took a 2-1 lead into the second period. HLV would get a goal from Samuel Mohnacs early in the second period but Henry would score three goals in a span of five minutes to take a 5-2 lead, with two goals coming short-handed. Avgousti would connect on the power play, his second of the night in the final minute of the period and HLV trailed 5-3 entering the third.  

Kelly made it 6-3 in the first forty seconds of the third and we stayed that way until the final three minutes of the game. Brady Swain would get his team high 17th of the season to make it 6-4 and HLV had life. Then in the final ninety seconds HLV pulled the goalie but Kelly would complete his hat trick scoring an empty net goal to push the lead to 7-4. HLV would score with one second left as Daniel Flagg got credit for his fifth of the season, but St Joe’s would win its second straight to improve to 4-7-1 on the season.  

Written by Mike Costantino

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