Dylan Vrees netted a hat trick to lead Lewiston/Auburn over East Coast, 9-3.
Vrees' first goal came 7:24 into the first period. He then added goals at 11:13 into the first and at 19:18 into the second.
East Coast was doomed by its poor performance on special teams, as Lewiston/Auburn was able to score four times while on the power play.
Lewiston/Auburn forced East Coast's goalies to work between the pipes, totaling 44 shots and forcing 35 saves. Aidan Critchlow made 19 stops and Timothy Huggins made 16. Lewiston/Auburn stifled East Coast's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Lewiston/Auburn outdid its season average for goals scored. Lewiston/Auburn averages 4.4 goals per game. Lewiston/Auburn's defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals.
Lewiston/Auburn additionally got points from Thomas Puetz, who also racked up two goals and one assist and Brett Bittner, who also registered two goals and three assists to lead the team in points. Lewiston/Auburn also had goals scored by Austin Davis and Thomas Kuntz, who each put in one. In addition, Lewiston/Auburn received assists from Austin Siering, who had three, Linder Kenyon, who had four, and Mike Heffernan, Clay Janowiak, Jon Paul Chauvin, and Jordan Crowe, who each chipped in one.
East Coast did not challenge the opposing netminder, only getting 14 shots on net to force 11 saves.
East Coast was helped by Kyler Harding, who tallied one goal. Harding scored 14:10 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Lewiston/Auburn. East Coast also got points from Matt Moreschi, who also finished with one goal and one assist. East Coast also got a goal from Mason Smith as well.
Zachary Barry rejected 11 shots on goal for Lewiston/Auburn. Lewiston/Auburn ended with 25 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major. Lewiston/Auburn ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Walker Hamilton was ejected from the game. East Coast incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.