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Blades grab 1st place with win

October 27, 2012
Special to the Breeze ( , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Aaron Bogosian and Matt Marquardt scored late in the third period to lift the Florida Everblades past the South Carolina Stingrays 6-4 Friday night at Germain Arena.

The victory gives the Everblades the top spot in the South Division standings.

South Carolina was the first to get on the board at 7:31 in the first period taking advantage of a 5-on-3 power play. Mike Hamilton passed the puck to a waiting Tommy Cross who wristed a shot past Everblades goaltender Pat Nagle.

The Stingrays scored again five minutes later, as Tyler McNeely fired the puck into the net for a 2-0 lead.

The Blades responded as Taylor Ellington fed a pass to captain Mathieu Roy who forced the puck past Stingrays goaltender Adam Morrison.

Less then a minute later, Justin Shugg sent a pass to Corey Trivino, who connected with the puck in mid-air and slipped it past Morrison for the tying goal.

The second period turned in favor of the Blades. Less then three minutes into the period Shugg scored a shorthanded goal.

With 1.6 seconds left in the second period, the Stingrays took a shot from the left circle to tie the game 3-3.

Less then a minute into the last period, forward Brody Sutter scored and the Blades led 4-3.

At the 15-minute mark of the third period, with the score tied 4-4, Bogosian fired a shot from the left circle for the game-winning goal, 5-4. Two minutes later, Marquardt's goal secured the win.

The Everblades host the Greenville Road Warriors at Germain Arena Saturday night.



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