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Minor league report: Corey Andonovski leads Penguins to overtime victory

A goal at 1:17 of overtime by forward Corey Andonovski helped the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins secure a 4-3 home victory against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday.

A goal at 1:17 of overtime by forward Corey Andonovski helped the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins secure a 4-3 home victory against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday.

Forwards Austin Rueschhoff and Radim Zohorna each scored a goal and provided an assist for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (33-22-8-1) while forward Avery Hayes also scored a goal.

Goaltender Joel Blomqvist saved 23 shots out of 26 to improve his record to 22-10-6-1.

Highlights:

The Penguins’ next game is a home match against the Cleveland Monsters on Friday, 7:05 p.m.


Goaltender Jaxon Castor made 16 saves on 19 shots for the Wheeling Nailers in a 3-2 overtime road loss to the Cincinnati Cylcones at Heritage Bank Center in Cincinnati.

The result dropped Castor’s record to 7-4-1.

Forward Peter Laviolette II provided two assists for Wheeling (35-28-3-1) while forward Justin McRae and defenseman Thimo Nickl each scored a goal.

Highlights:

Cyclones forwards Kyle Bollers, Josh Burnside and Elijah Gonsalves as well as defensemen Landon Cato and Jalen Smereck started the game. According to Flo Hockey, It is believed to be the first time in professional hockey that a team deployed a starting lineup of five people of color at the non-goaltending positions.

The Nailers’ next game is a road match against the Indy Fuel on Wednesday, 7 p.m.

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