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EHL Premier: Offense Remains Hot in 8-3 Win

10/03/2019, 2:30pm EDT

Aston, PA --  The Philadelphia Little Flyers EHL Premier team continued its hot start to the regular season, picking up an 8-3 win against the New Jersey Renegades on Sunday, in their only game of the weekend.  The Philadelphia offense got going earlier when Jon Rineer won a face-off deep in the Renegades zone back to Patrick Price who sent the puck back to David Wilf at the point.  Wilf sent a wrist shot towards the net that was beautifully tipped by Ronnie Higgins and into the back of the net for Higgins first career goal in the black and orange.  Elliott Schon continued his scoring ways as the first year forward took a feed in the slot from line mate Jake Reifer to collect his 5th goal in as many games, Dylan Sangmeister who got the play started by creating a turnover in the neutral zone was also credited with an assist.  The Little Flyers defense did a good job in the first period by limiting the Renegades to just five shots on goal in front of Joel Keller. 

Tyler Ruppert increased the Little Flyers lead to 3-0 less than five minutes into the second period.  Kelly Stroik won a battle behind the Renegades net to get the loose puck to Ruppert who curled to the front of the net to score his second goal of the season.  Little Flyers captain Luke Headman put his team up 4-0 taking a feed from Nick Bouchard below the goal line, Headman stick handlded his way to the front of the net to slide the puck into the back of the Renegades net,  Shane Green picked up a helper on the goal.  Pat Jensen followed the Headman goal with his first career goal in junior hockey less than a minute later, firing a wrist shot through traffic to give the Little Flyers a 5-0 lead.  The Renegades were able to get on the board with thirty seconds left in the second period to spoil Keller’s shutout bid. 

Elliot Schon would get the five goal lead back in the third period, scoring his second goal of the game at the 5:39 mark of the third period, Reifer and Green assisted on Schon’s team leading 6th goal of the season.  Tyler Efymow and Steve Roccia connected on a greatly executed 2-0 to give the Little Flyers their largest lead of the day on Efymow’s second goal of the season.  The Renegades never gave up in the game, scoring two goals in the final three minutes and change of the game to close on the Little Flyers lead but it was too little too late as Tyler Ruppert put the exclamation point on the game, scoring his second goal of the game to give the Little Flyers an 8-3 victory.  Joel Keller finished the game with 15 saves, picking up his 3rd win of the season.  The Little Flyers are back in action this weekend, heading to Staten Island for a two game weekend series against the New York Bridgemen. 

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