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New Jersey beats Cape Cod 11-2 as Winchester gets hat trick
Story by Narrative Science.
The Cape Cod Bluefins could not stop the New Jersey Outlaws' Jeff Winchester, who tallied a hat trick in an 11-2 win.Winchester's first goal came 7:56 into the first period. He then added goals at 11:53 into the first and at 5:26 into the third.
New Jersey led 6-1 after the opening frame the first period and maintained a healthy margin after.
The Outlaws stifled Cape Cod's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. New Jersey bested its season scoring average. The Outlaws have scored at the pace of 5.2 goals per game during the current campaign. New Jersey's defensemen played well offensively, producing four goals while racking up 24 shots. By firing 55 shots on goal, the Outlaws exceeded the 32.6 shots they average per game this year.
New Jersey also got points from Gentry Zollars, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, Matthew Puntureri, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Travis Kauffeldt, who also racked up three goals and two assists, and Brett Liscomb, who also finished with one goal and one assist. New Jersey also got a goal from Trevor Karasiewicz as well. More assists for New Jersey came via Jamie Zaleski, who had one, William McCreary, who had three, Anthony Battaglia, who had four, and Dan Mercer, Kevin Cooper, and Jason Reese, who each chipped in two.
The Bluefins managed to stay out of the box better than usual, finishing with one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Cape Cod finished below its season average of 19.0 penalty minutes per game. With 34 shots on target during the contest, the Bluefins exceeded the 19.4 shots they average per game this year.
Cape Cod was led by Andrew Hutton, who dished out two assists.
Dan McWhinney recorded 32 saves for New Jersey. The Outlaws incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. The Bluefins' starting goalie, Wes Vesprini, made 22 saves and finished with the loss before he was taken out in favor of Tyler OBrien, who stopped 22 shots. Cape Cod registered zero goals on four power play opportunities.