Abdul Abouzeeni made his debut in this first round series one to remember scoring the first goal of the game and assisting on another leading the LaSalle Vipers to a 5-0 lead over the Chatham Maroons.
"To have that older guy, older presence back is obviously a big help for our team" said Vipers' head coach John Nelson.
Backed by a 34-save effort by goaltender Matthew Sbrocca the VIpers were able to stave off elimination in front of 859 fans at the Vollmer Complex. Chatham leads the best-of-seven first round series 3-2.
With LaSalle leading 1-0 early in the second period, Evan Ferguson beat Maroons' goalie Kevin Linker to a loose puck and scored a game changing goal.
"We played well for the most part here the last three games, said Maroons' head coach Tyler Roeszler. " This is a step back. We gotta go home and win a game."