Four different players scored goals as La Salle downed St. Joseph’s Prep 4-2 Wednesday afternoon in an Atlantic Prep Athletic Conference game at Hatfield Ice.
The win was the Explorers’ third straight and improved them to 4-3 in the APAC (5-4 overall).
Keenan Schneider and Jack Armstrong scored first-period goals to give the hosts a 2-0 lead. Matt Moresco scored for the Hawks (3-6, 1-6) 3:44 into the second period to cut the margin in half but Max Mongo extended La Sake’s lead at the 5:56 mark.
Chase Hannon’s power-play goal with 2:37 left in the game sealed the win for the Explorers before Moresco added a power-play goal of his own with. 22 seconds remaining.
La Salle enjoyed a 42-20 edge in shots. The Explorers are now tied for second place in the APAC with a game in hand. The Explorers and the Firebirds will meet Friday night at Grundy Arena.
St. Joseph’s Prep 0 1 1—2
La Salle 2 1 1—4
First-period goals: Keenan Schneider (L) from Jake Hannon and Ryan Desmond, 7:11; Jack Armstrong (L) from Desmond, 12:59
Second-period goals: Matt Moresco (SJP) from Joseph Samango, 3:44; Max Mongo (L) from Armstrong, 5:56
Third-period goals: Chase Hannon (L) from Thomas Doucet, 13:23 (pp); Moresco (SJP) from Michael Ahearn and Dominic Fantozzi, 15:38 (pp)
Shots: St. Joseph’s Prep 20, La Salle 42; Saves: Rocco Bruno (SJP) 38, Liam Gross (L) 18