The Tampa Bay Juniors wrapped up a “perfect” weekend in Charleston, with both teams earning sweeps.
The Premier team picked up a 5-2 win Saturday. Stanley Lucas continued his offensive presence by adding a pair of goals and an assist in the 2nd period to put TBJ up 3-1. After surrendering a goal at the 7:28 mark of the 3rd period, pair of empty net goals coming from Hampus Magnusson, and Parker Chadwell sealed the game.
Cade Kujowski earned his second win of the season, while stopping 28 of 30 shots.
The second game saw Charleston grab a 1-0 lead near the end of the first period. Zach Puterbaugh got the scoring started at 3:37 of the second, followed by goals from Dan Duncan, Hampus Magnusson, and Keegan Johnson.
Charleston managed to score a second goal in the early minutes of the 3rd period, but Milton Rosen put the game on shut down after that, stopping 21 of 22 shots in the 3rd period alone. He finished the night stopping all but 2 of 44 shots.
The Elite team earned a pair of tightly contested, one goal victories.
Newly acquired Sean Mesa picked up a goal on his first shift. Mesa finished the night a +3 rating. Ryan Bahula extended the lead to 2 goals only 21 seconds after Mesa’s tally. Ronan Keenan picked up an assist on both plays.
A penalty shot goal against was the only puck that found its way behind goaltender Tyler Moschella, until Charleston pulled their goalie for the 6 on 5 advantage with a minute and a half left in the game.
Bryson Uhrig’s tally at 11:44 in the third period proved to be the game winner in the 3-2 contest.
Sunday’s game saw Max Weinstock opening the scoring. His goal at 6:14 in the first was the only tally of the period.
Ronan Keenan added to the lead early in the second period. A late period goal from Charleston saw the lead shrunk to 2-1 for TBJ.
Noah Williams popped in a rebound at 8:33 of the third, to extend the lead again. Careless play on the Power Play saw Charleston capitalize on an off angle shot, which ignited their bench. With the goalie pulled, Charleston managed to score again to tie the game.
TBJ regrouped at the intermission, and set out into overtime with a clear game plan, holding Charleston to 0 shots in the extra frame. Rasmus Tillander came down the left wing and sniped far side for the dramatic game winner