The Long Beach Sharks' defense had a poor night, allowing the Northeast Generals 47 shots throughout the game. The Northeast Generals took the lead late in the second on a goal from Todd Gianetis.
Charlie Bedard contributed with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Gordie Gerstner delivered for his team with 2 assists. Marc Faia had no trouble finding the scoresheet, adding 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) and Todd Gianetis chipped in with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).
In the first period, Smith opened the scoring for the Sharks with a goal at 8:54 with helpers from Bedard and Bergman. Faia answered for Northeast with a goal at 17:19 with helpers from his linemates, Rydek and Gianetis. Rydek quickly followed with a goal at 18:28 with assists from his teammates Hamel and Faia.
In the second, Carlock answered for Long Beach with a goal at 1:56 with assists from his linemates, Gerstner and Brand. Rydek answered for Northeast with a goal at 4:56 with helpers from Hamel and Lopaev. Gianetis deposited what turned out to be the game winning goal at 18:12 with helpers from his linemates, Faia and Rydek.
During the third, O’dowd put in a goal at 2:30 with assists from Lopaev and Hamel. Bedard quickly followed with a goal at 4:01 with assists from Bergman and Gerstner. Lopaev answered for the Generals with a goal at 13:42 with a helper from his linemate Marcola.
This loss brings the Long Beach Sharks’ record to (3-19-1-0).