FUCALE GETS FIRST CAREER SHUTOUT

 

CAPS GOALIEZach Fucale gets his first professional hockey career shutout and the first shutout of the season by the IceCaps as they blank the Syracuse Crunch 4-nothing at Mile One. Fucale made 36 saves in this game as the Crunch outshot the Ice Caps 36-20.

 

Nikita Scherbak scored what proved to the the game winning goal at 9:45 of the first period on the power play. Michael McCarron made it a 2-nothing game with a power play goal at 14:55 of the second period. Morgan Ellis made it 3-nothing in the third and Gabriel Dumont added an empty net goal.

 

Dumont’s empty net goal was weird. Bud Holloway had a breakaway and the Syracuse net was empty–he hit the post on his shot and calmly got the puck back and passes to Dumont who put it away.

 

That win ended a five game losing streak by the Ice Caps.