New Hampshire tried to dig itself out of a two-goal hole, but Lockport held on for a 3-2 victory.
A goal by Jordan Pocobello put Lockport up 3-1 in the third period, but New Hampshire pulled to within one on Alex Peddle’s tally 17:14 into the third period.
Lockport was led by Pocobello, who finished with one goal. Pocobello scored on the power play 13:12 into the third period to make the score 3-1 Lockport. Lockport had taken the advantage when New Hampshire’s Brett Bittner got sent off for tripping. Anthony Merante picked up the assist.
Lockport excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. Lockport’s offense operated below its season average. Lockport averages 5.1 goals per game. Lockport forced New Hampshire goalie Adam Higdon to work between the pipes, taking 35 shots.
Lockport additionally got points from Dillon Hayes, who also racked up one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Ryan Logar also scored for Lockport. In addition, Lockport received assists from Frank II Vecchio, who had one.
New Hampshire could not produce up to its normal offensive output. New Hampshire puts an average of 4.2 pucks into the net per game. New Hampshire’s offense rang up 34 shots on Lockport’s net.
New Hampshire was helped by Simon Campbell, who had one goal. Campbell scored 12:45 into the first period to make the score 1-0 New Hampshire. Peddle provided the assist. New Hampshire also got points from Peddle, who also registered one goal and one assist. More assists for New Hampshire came via Frederic Pugin, who had one.
Lockport’s Ryan Kostelnik stopped 32 shots out of the 34 that he faced. Lockport incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Higdon rejected 32 shots on goal for New Hampshire. New Hampshire incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.