Last Updated: Tue Nov 02, 2021 - 1:30AM
Quaker Valley scored twice in the first four minutes and used three powerplay goals to outpace Greensburg Salem 7-3 in a PIHL Class A matchup on Monday at the Kirk Nevin Arena in Greensburg.
With the win, Quaker Valley improved to 3-0-0, and with six points moved into sole possession of first place in the Class A Northwest Division. Greensburg Salem, conversely, fell to 1-4-0, and with two points on the campaign remains in last place in the Class A Southeast Division.
The Quakers were efficient offensively in the first two periods, scoring seven times on just 15 shots. Ben Carlson and Luke Flowers each netted a pair of goals for QV, while Kyle Rice added a goal and three assists.
QV opened the scoring on a tally by Carlson, and Flowers followed less than two minutes later to make it 2-0 Quakers. The Golden Lions had a quick response, though, as defenseman Colten Humphrey scored to pull his squad within one. Later in the first period, the Quakers netted their first marker on the man advantage, as Max Quinn restored their two-goal edge.
Although Preston Henry scored to narrow the Golden Lions’ deficit early in the second stanza, QV scored on consecutive powerplays, courtesy of Carlson and Braeden Steffey to take command at 5-2. Chase Kushner kept GS within striking distance with a goal just 11 seconds later, but QV tallied twice more in the frame to cap off the scoring.
Freshman goalie Landon Buterbaugh was strong in net for QV, as he made 28 saves. The Golden Lions’ senior tandem of Cam Caretti and Andrew Stead both struggled, as they combined to record 19 saves on 26 shots.
Greensburg Salem returns to action on Nov. 11, hosting Moon Area, while QV is back in action on Thursday, hosting Hampton.
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