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Eddie Pasquale makes 24 saves as St. John's IceCaps beat Hershey Bears 5-1

Friday, 10.18.2013 / 8:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Eddie Pasquale makes 24 saves as St. John's IceCaps beat Hershey Bears 5-1

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - St. John's goalie Eddie Pasquale stopped 24 shots as the IceCaps won 5-1 over the Hershey Bears in American Hockey League action on Friday.

Ben Chiarot, John Albert, Jason Jaffray, Austen Brassard and JC Lipon scored for the IceCaps (2-2-1). For Albert, Brassard and Jaffray, the goals marked their first of the season.

Hershey forward Jeff Taffe scored for the Bears (0-2-1), while David Leggio made 35 saves.

Taffe opened the scoring with a wraparound power-play goal, sliding the puck under a sprawling Pasquale at the 12:31 mark of the first period.

The IceCaps tied the game 28 seconds into the second, when a cross-crease pass found Lipon who hit a one timer on the doorstep into a wide-open net on the power play.

At the 8:59 into the third, St. John's defenceman Chiarot put the home team in the lead on a shot through traffic, getting a deflection from a Hershey player on the way.

Jaffray doubled the lead for the IceCaps with a slapshot coming in over the blue-line at 10:13 in the third period.

IceCaps forward Carl Klingberg then carried the puck over the blue-line, beating a defender wide and playing a pass across the crease for a wide-open Albert to finish.

Brassard added more salt to the wound, breaking in the zone and beating Leggio high glove with 1:06 left in the game.

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We've got a team filled with captains, that's what I think. With these first two games we got in, we're really dominating and moving the puck really fast, and it's worked out really good.

— U.S. goalie Brandon Halverson after a 6-0 win against Germany in the World Junior Championship on Sunday