On Friday night, the Junior Senators cruised to a 16-2 victory over the Niagara Falls PowerHawks. Eric Melso registered 8 points (4 goals, 4 assists) and Jeff Zero registered the win in net.
On Saturday night, Mike Padgeon and Eric Melso led the way with hat tricks as the Binghamton Junior Senators crushed the Niagara Falls PowerHawks 16-1 in a home game at Ice House Sports Complex in Binghamton. Zach Bell and Will Darling also had big nights with 6 points (4 goals, 2 assists) and 4 points (0 goals, 4 assists) respectively. In addition, the Binghamton Junior Senators’ offense had a big night, peppering the PowerHawks with 112 shots throughout the game. The Binghamton Junior Senators took the lead before the halfway point in the first on a goal from Zach Bell and never looked back.
Marcus Cook chipped in with 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) and Mason Fay delivered for his team with 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists).
In the first period, Padgeon opened the scoring for Binghamton with a goal at 7:34 with helpers from Gresham and Melso. Bell quickly followed with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 8:40 with a helper from defenseman Darling. Padgeon netted a goal at 14:56 with an assist from his teammate Melso. Padgeon scored a goal at 18:54 with assists from Fay and Darling.
In the second, Melso deposited a goal at 4:26 with helpers from Padgeon and Botting. Bell quickly followed with a goal at 4:55. Bell quickly followed with a goal at 6:00 with helpers from Fay and Darling. Cook netted a goal at 9:48 with assists from his linemates, Simmons and Bell. Fay quickly followed with a goal at 11:01 with helpers from his linemates, Bell and Murphy. Melso put in a goal at 14:33 with assists from Simmons and Darling. Bell quickly followed with a goal at 15:26 with a helper from fellow Junior Senators forward Cook. Gresham quickly followed with a goal at 16:05 with an assist from Murphy.
In the third, Cook deposited a goal at 1:19 with a helper from his linemate Simmons. Dearborn quickly followed with a goal at 2:29 with an assist from Murphy. Russell quickly followed with a goal at 4:09. Ruchala finally put the PowerHawks on the board with a goal at 9:12. Melso quickly followed with a goal at 10:58 with a helper from Padgeon.
The Junior Senators’ victory was in no doubt helped out by Sullivan as he stopped 11 of the 12 shots he faced. Sullivan’s counterpart, Spiesz, also had a big night, managing to stop 47 of 56, but ultimately fell short.
The weekend sweep brings the Binghamton Junior Senators’ record to 2-0-0-0.