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Friday, 01.24.2014 / 1:59 PM CT
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Looking to break their winless season, the Pope John Paul II Knights took the ice against their Catholic cross-town rivals, the Father Ryan Irish. It was the Knights’ senior night, and what better way to honor their six seniors than by beating their long-time rival, the Irish?

The Knights came out strong as senior defenseman David Campeotto scored on a slap shot just 40 seconds into the game. The Irish answered nine seconds later as Matt Faulkner deflected a low shot right under goalie Seth Griffith’s pad. Dylan Fitzgerald would score for the Irish a few minutes later, breaking the tie and giving the Irish a 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission.

The Knights eight penalties in the second and third periods gave the Irish many power play opportunities. Early in the second period, Irish forward Jacob Ellis scored a power play goal to extend the Irish’s lead to two. The Irish made up for their lackluster start by scoring another goal late in the second, to end the period ahead 4-1.

The Knights would score a second tally in the third period, but their comeback bid came a little too late. The Irish forwards threw everything they had on net. Senior forward Riley Smith scored two goals in the third period, solidifying the Irish lead of 6-2.

Knight’s goalie Seth Griffith played a great game, stopping 29 of 35 shots.

The Irish, currently in second place, are one point behind Brentwood in the standings. They look to jump Brentwood Friday night in what promises to be an exciting match-up between two of the top teams in the league.

SMASHVILLE CENTRAL

SCHEDULE
 

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STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 55 35 16 4 153 127 74
2 DAL 52 33 14 5 169 137 71
3 STL 54 29 17 8 128 128 66
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 50 27 19 4 145 132 58
6 COL 54 27 23 4 146 148 58
7 NSH 52 24 20 8 130 137 56
8 ANA 49 24 18 7 106 113 55
9 MIN 51 23 19 9 126 122 55
10 ARI 51 24 21 6 136 156 54
11 VAN 51 20 19 12 119 138 52
12 CGY 49 22 24 3 129 145 47
13 WPG 50 22 25 3 129 143 47
14 EDM 52 21 26 5 130 151 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 52 10 27 -4 37
S. Weber 52 13 20 -6 33
J. Neal 52 18 13 16 31
M. Ribeiro 52 6 25 1 31
F. Forsberg 52 14 16 -9 30
M. Ekholm 52 6 16 1 22
R. Ellis 51 6 15 0 21
C. Smith 52 11 6 -1 17
C. Wilson 36 4 12 0 16
C. Jarnkrok 51 8 7 -3 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 19 17 7 .903 2.51
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36