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Todd Smith scored two third period goals and Jacob Cerretto registered his team-leading fourth, fifth and sixth assists of the season as Spencerport scored three third period goals in a come-from-behind 4-3 win over the Genesee Ice Devils.
The Devils scored first at 5:09 of the first period, but Jason Uebelacker tied it with a rebound goal from the slot at 11:52 with Cerretto assisting.
The Devils retook a one-goal lead a little of one minute later in the first period with a power play tally and, after the Rangers killed off a five-on-three power play and couldn’t score over a 3:30 span of their own man-advantage, Genesee made it 3-1 with one minute remaining in the second period.
But Spencerport’s offense finally found the net in the third period.
Smith began the rally by faking a wrap-around from behind the net and doubling back for a power play tally at 2:30 with assists by Cerretto and Ryan Frazer.
With momentum, it took the Rangers just 43 seconds more to tie the contest 3-3 as Smith banged in a rebound from the side of the net after a shot by Bradley Haines.
Later, with 1:24 of five-on-three power play time, the Rangers took a 4-3 lead as Jacob Wood was in the right place at the right time to score on a rebound of a Cerretto shot at 5:08.
The Devils pulled their goaltender for the extra attacker late in the period, but Spencerport goaltender Daniel Nichols made two of his game total of 20 saves to secure the victory.
“I thought the penalties towards the end of the second (period) set us back and hurt us manpower wise, but we fought through it and we delivered tonight,” Spencerport head coach Jason Rich said.
The Rangers conclude their regular season at Webster-Thomas February 10 with senior night February 7 against Canandaigua.