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Middle Township rallied from a two goal deficit in the third period and scored twice in a two minute span to earn a tie against HLV. Josh Mander and Kenny Weightman each scored two goals for Middle Township, Alex Mastrokyriakos had a hat trick and RC Randall had two goals to pace the HLV attack. Launching a season high 59 shots, Middle Township jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Weightman and Evan Rodgers. HLV would score four goals in a six minute span to take a 4-2 lead after one period, with Randall getting two, Mastrokyriakos and Colin Riera scoring one each.

Mander got one early in the second period to cut the lead to 4-3, but goals by Mastrokyriakos and Chris Popp gave HLV a 6-4 lead midway through the period. Weightman cut the lead to 6-4 scoring at the nine minute mark and HLV led 6-4 heading into the third period. Junior defenseman Tom DeMarco scored an unassisted goal, his ninth at the sixteen second mark to open the third period and Middle Township was within 6-5. Mastrokyriakos completed his hat trick scoring a short-handed goal at the two minute mark and the lead was 7-5. Mander made it 7-6 at the six minute mark and freshman Jake Simone scored his second goal of the season to tie the game at 7-7. Middle Township had a golden opportunity late in the game on the power play but HLV goalie Jason Uibel kept them at bay.

Written by Mike Costantino

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