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Jeff Steinmann had a natural hat trick and Ian Martin stopped 39 shots as Riverfront defeated Mainland 7-2 in the double elimination tournament in Tier III. Mainland broke on top first as Carmine Morelli scored on the power play with less than five minutes left in the first period. Riverfront would respond as Steinmann scored two goals in twenty six seconds in the final three minutes to make it 2-1 after one. Early in the second period Steinmann completed his hat trick to give Riverfront a 3-1 lead just two minutes into the period. Goals by Mike McFadden and Matt Gajderowicz gave Riverfront a commanding 5-1 advantage after two.

Nicolas Taylor scored three minutes into the third period with Steinmann and John Phillips getting the assists. Mainland got one back as Matt Schenkov scored on the power play. But Martin shut the door and Mainland would get no closer. Jordan Bentley added a short-handed goal to close out the scoring.

Written by Mike Costantino

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