The New Jersey Surge opened the 2012-2013 season with a tilt against the Long Island 495ers. Last season the 495ers Elite team went 24-0.
The Minor team opend up with two of its four games with two hard-fought losses against the 495ers Red team; 4-3 & 6-2. Led by Jeff Turner's, Ryan Hallock's and Rob Cacioppo's two points each they turned out a respectable performance. Justin Teats made 14 saves in game one while Jay Kalwa made 15 saves in game two.
The Elites followed with two losses; 8-4 & 5-1. Ian McLoughlin & Alex Fey each had 2 points in the defeats. Jamie Mendelsohn had 14 saves in game one while Kyle Daloisio had 24 in the second game.
The Minors then had two games against the 495ers Blue team dropping both of those games; 4-1 & 5-2. Ryan Hallock added his third point of the season while Justin Teats made 15 saves in game one and Jay Kalwa made 19 saves in game two.
Next up: Road trip to face the 3-4 New York Terror at World Gym on Long Island. The NJ Surge then return home for two Elite games against the NY Terror on February 2nd at 6:30pm & 7:30pm.