Behind a great game by Mitchell McEwan, who had two goals and one assist, the Gillette Wild defeated the Cincinnati Swords, 6-2.
McEwan found the back of the net short handed 6:12 into the third period to make the score 4-2 Gillette and again while 11:31 into the third to make the score 5-2 Gillette.
Gillette also got points from Dalton McCann, who also finished with one goal and one assist, Alex King, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Darren Banks, who also registered one goal and one assist. Gillette also got a goal from Bryce Mitzel as well. Other players who recorded assists for Gillette were Brandon Beard, Sam Cirone, and Kyle Reilly, who contributed one each.
Cincinnati stifled Gillette\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.
The Swords were helped by Chris Hubbard, who grabbed one goal. Hubbard scored on the power play 3:55 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Cincinnati earned a power play opportunity when King was put in the box for tripping. Andrew Bond picked up the assist. Oliver Ahlberg also scored for Cincinnati. In addition, Cincinnati received assists from Jessie Fracassi, Brenden Williams, and Gennadi Zabeline, who each chipped in one.
The Wild\’s Alex Feese stopped 24 shots out of the 26 that he faced. Gillette incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Cody Smargiassi made 22 saves for the Swords on 28 shots. Cincinnati incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.