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Nick Taylor had two goals and Ian Martin made 29 saves as Riverfront defeated Mainland 5-2 to win the Tier III Title. Winning wire to wire like they did Riverfront led the division all season and went undefeated in the tournament. Mainland took a 1-0 lead just two minutes into the game as Paddy McFadden scored his first of the playoffs. Riverfront responded thirty seconds later as Taylor tied the score. Taylor would score late in the period to give Riverfront a 2-1 lead after one.

Martin was solid and steady in nets just like during the regular season where his GAA was 2.02 and in the playoffs he was at 2.00. Riverfront took a 3-1 lead as Mike McFadden scored a power play goal in the final seconds of the second period. Matt Schenkov got Mainland to within 3-2 in the opening minute of the third period, but right off the face-off, Jeff Steinmann restored the lead back to two goals with Jordan Bentley getting the assist. In the final five minutes Nate Viereck iced the game for Riverfront and Martin shut the door on Mainland. Congratulations to Coach McGrath and his staff and all the players.

Written by Mike Costantino

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