It took the Knights until March to earn their first sweep last season. The 2016-17 season has been much kinder to the Knights, as they were able to break out their brooms before the end of October.
Four points were earned emphatically Saturday, as the Knights got going early and didn’t look back.
Markuss Komuls started the scoring at just 3:27 into the first, on the powerplay on an assist from Paul Maust.
Sam Antonitsch would continue his hot streak and increase the lead at 18:19 with an unassisted goal.
Following the intermission, Gave Vinal kept things close for the majority of the second as the highly touted goalie did his best to fending off multiple changes and a Knights powerplay to keep the game at 2-0.
Strangely enough it was a Knights penalty that pushed the Generals over the edge. After an Andrew Jackson tripping call at 16:11, Northeast’s powerplay took the ice looking to halve the deficit. The Knights penalty kill had other ideas.
At 16:19 Michael Morrissey took a pass from Dorian Dawson and beat Vinal to create a 3-0 lead. 49 seconds later the Knights notched another shorthanded goal when Sam Antonitsch scored his second tally of the game from Mike Gelatt. Vinal would be pulled shortly thereafter with David Fessenden taking his place.
The third period would see the Northeast tack on their first score of the afternoon on an Evan Somoza power play goal, but that would be it for the game’s scoring.
With the win, the Knights picked up their third win in a row, pulling themselves up to 9-10 on the season.