Pasquale makes 30 saves, Lipon has two assists as IceCaps beat Pirates 3-1

Sunday, 01.05.2014 / 5:25 PM The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Eddie Pasquale posted 30 saves and JC Lipon added two assists as the St. John's IceCaps beat the Portland Pirates 3-1 in American Hockey League action Sunday.

Jerome Samson, Brenden Kichton and Adam Lowry scored for the IceCaps (17-13-3).

Andy Miele replied for the Pirates (13-12-5).

The IceCaps opened the scoring 1:03 into the second period as Lowry finished off a pass from Lipon in front of the net.

At 2:51 into the third, Kichton hit a one-time slapshot high after pinching in from the point. Lipon set him up from across the rink.

Miele beat Pasquale to get the Pirates on the board, scoring high on a wrist shot at the 12:40 mark of the third.

Samson picked off a puck at the IceCaps' blue-line after blocking a shot and went on to score through Mark Visentin's pads on a breakaway with 5:35 left in the third.

Visentin made 37 saves for the Pirates.

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