West Michigan uses early goal to top Southern Tier, 4-2

West Michigan took the lead against Southern Tier in the first period and maintained it until the end of the game to secure a tight 4-2 victory.

A goal 7:19 into the first period by Corey Siwula proved to be the game winner, and powered West Michigan to the victory. Trevor Temple picked up the assist.

Siwula had a great game for West Michigan, netting two goals.

West Michigan excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. West Michigan kept Southern Tier\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Timothy OSullivan made 43 saves on 47 shots. Team\’s forwards weren\’t the only contributers offensively, and the team\’s defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.

West Michigan also got a goal from Devin Farkas as well. In addition, West Michigan received assists from TJ Krajewski, who had three and Tyler McMahon and Mitch Campbell, who contributed one each.

Southern Tier was helped by Cameron Pries, who registered one goal. Pries scored 10:10 into the second period to make the score 3-2 West Michigan. Philip Grippi provided the assist. Brad Delenko also scored for Southern Tier. Other players who recorded assists for Southern Tier were Joseph Gerace and Nicholas Wilcox, who each chipped in one.

Samuel Woznicki recorded 18 saves for West Michigan. West Michigan totaled 23 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major and went 0-for-1 on the power play. For West Michigan, Zach Hand was ejected from the game. Southern Tier incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.