Jake Latham scored the go-ahead goal in the first period, and New England held off the challenges of Lewiston/Auburn in a tough 3-1 win.
Latham provided New England with the game-winning tally when he scored 19:17 into the first period. Ryan Gauvin provided the assist.
Gauvin was all over the ice for New England, as he tallied two goals and one assist in the win. Gauvin scored the first of his two goals at 1:08 into the second period to make the score 2-0 New England. Cam Webster picked up the assist. Gauvin's next tally made the score 3-1 New England with 8:07 left in the third period. New England had gotten the advantage when Lewiston/Auburn's Austin Siering was sent off for unsportsmanlike conduct. Tim Paige provided the assist.
New England was led by goalie Devyn Levesque, who finished with 29 saves while allowing one goal. Levesque managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 2.24 prior to the game.
New England stifled Lewiston/Auburn's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.
New England additionally got points from Latham, who also had one goal and one assist. More assists for New England came via Kyle Weiss, who had one.
Lewiston/Auburn did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Lewiston/Auburn averages 4.3 goals per game. Lewiston/Auburn was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 24 penalty minutes.
New England incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with three minors. Claes Endre rejected 26 shots on goal for Lewiston/Auburn. Lewiston/Auburn registered zero goals on four power play opportunities.