READING, PENNSYLVANIA – David Vallorani had three points and Alex Dubeau made 26 saves as the Brampton Beast rolled over the Reading Royals 5-1 on Saturday night.
The Brampton Beast continued their weekend trip with a stop in Reading and a date with the Royals. The Beast were eager to right the ship after a poor showing the previous night against the Adirondack Thunder.
The Beast got the scoring started with a goal from the captain, Jordan Henry. Anthony Nigro found Jackson Leef who sent the pass across to Henry. He made the slick move and fired the shot past Tom McCollum for the 1-0 lead less than a minute into the game.
Brampton continued their assault in the first with a goal from Chris Martenet. The hulking defenseman crept down the half wing boards and sent the shot past McCollum at 11:22. That tally made it 2-0 for the Beast.
With less than a minute to play in the frame, David Vallorani found twine as he took advantage of a funky bounce and gave the Beast a 3-0 lead at the 19:15 mark. The Beast ended the first frame up by a score of 3-0 and ahead in shots 10-8.
The Royals got on the board first in period number two, as Corey Mackin beat Alex Dubeau on the power play at 2:45. That goal made it 3-1 for the Beast.
Brampton fired back and restored their three-goal lead with a tally from Dan Leavens. The forward took the pass from Vallorani and went upstairs on the backhand for a gorgeous tally at 3:58.
Brampton headed to their dressing room up 4-1 after 40 minutes of play and were ahead in shots 18-17.
The third period saw only one goal scored and it was by Brampton once again. Lindsay Sparks picked the pocket of Garret Cockerill and was able to find the empty net to make it 5-1 for the Beast at the 14:34 mark.
Dubeau got the win and finished the night with 26 saves. McCollum ended the night with 22 saves and the loss in his Reading debut.
Notes: Molson Three Stars 3) Henry (BRA) 2) Pacan (BRA) 1) Vallorani (BRA) The Beast ended the night scoreless in six power play attempts. Reading ended the night one-for-eight. Brampton will end their three-in–three with a date against the Wheeling Nailers at the CAA Centre. It’s Pucks and Paws, so bring you furry friend out to the game! Puck drops at 4:00 PM.