Frankenfield goal in OT wins Showcase and game’s MVP

Jake Frankenfield scored eighteen seconds into overtime to give Team Simmonds a 5-4 win over Team Giroux in the Junior-Senior showcase game played at the Skate Zone in Voorhees last night. Frankenfield had two goals on the night and won the game’s MVP, donated and presented by Training Aspects Ki Vaks and Rob Jost. Team Giroux took a 2-0n lead on goals by Austin Wilk and Sam Libetti. Team Simmonds would respond with goals from Ryan Feist late in the first period and seconds later a tying goal by Anthony Poppalardo. Team Simmonds would take a 3-2 lead as Mike Liberty from Mainland would score in the second period.

Ian Plummer would tie the game at 3-3 midway through the period as Team Giroux would bounce right back. Frankenfield would get his first of the night in the final seconds of the second period to give Team Simmonds a 4-3 lead heading into the third period. Chase Dyar got the equalizer midway through the final period as the Clearview senior buried his shot and awe were tied at 4-4. Neither team could end it in regulation and we began the overtime playing 3-on-3. Frankenfield wasted little time as he walked in from the point and ripped a shot into the net.

Written by Mike Costantino