Mars JV played a complete team game tonight to earn a 4-3 victory over Seneca Valley in the first round of the PIHL Pool B playoffs!
The Planets fell behind early in the first period 1-0 but Niko Osborne knotted the score later in the first with an assist from Conner Kasten.
The score remained tied into the third periood when Wes Scurci netted a goal, assisted by Michael Rushe, to put the Planets up 2-1.
Seneca tied the game at 2-2 but with 3 minutes left, Michael Rushe scored to put Mars up 3-2. Wes Scurci and Max Weaver got assists on the goal.
Nick Bruce iced the game with 27 seconds left scoring a short handed empty net goal with an assist from Nick Crowley.
Seneca scored a meaningless power play goal with no time remaining on the clock to make the final score 4-3.
Mars outshot Seneca 31-20.
Mars again needed a stellar effort from emergency goalie Zack Gerthoffer. Zack won his second game in his "emergency" role by stopping 17 or 20 shots. Zack is now 2-0 with a .90 save percentage!!
Great job boys!!
The Planets will play on Tuesday, March 26 at 7 pm against Wilmington. The game will be played at Ice Castle in Castle Shannon.
Mike Rushe with his "Player Of The Game" award!