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Matthew Scheeper had his first hat trick of the season as Vineland doubled up Lower Cape May 6-3 in Tier III action. Lower Cape May took a 1-0 lead as Aaron Saylor scored his first goal of the season. That lead lasted until the final thirty-six seconds of the period when Scheeper scored a power play goal. Right after the center ice face-off, Scheeper scored again to give Vineland a 2-1 lead. The goals came seven seconds apart, an unofficial record for Vineland.

The second period saw Vineland score the only two goals of the period with Dylan Fisher and Bill Morrell getting the goals, and Vineland led 4-1 after two. Both teams spent a majority of the third period killing penalties, they combined for 11 penalties. Three of the four goals were scored short-handed, with Sheeper completing his hat trick just over one minute in, short-handed and Vineland led 5-1. Andrew Schwartz got his first goal of the year for Cape May to make it 5-2 at the twelve minute mark. Scott Bertoldi made it 6-2 scoring short-handed at the eight minute mark, and Cape May added a short-handed goal late in the period as Christopher Flosdorf tallied his second of the season. The only stats after this goal were seven penalties.

Written by Mike Costantino

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