Gus Frankwicz opened the scoring for the Capers off a faceoff, when defenseman Stephen Murray fired a shot that York goalkeeper Keegan Gamache could not control. Frankwicz gathered the rebound and calmly slotted it into the top right corner to give the Capers the 1-0 edge at the 5:45 mark of the first period. With 1:04 remaining the period, Phil Tarling would double the lead on a gorgeous 100-foot stretch pass from Alec Riggle. Tarling poked the puck to himself and streaked in alone, deking to his forehand and going upstairs on Gamache for his 10th goal of the season.
Alex Glidden would extend the Capers lead to 3-0 at the 6:30 mark of the second, picking a puck up in the neutral zone and firing a wrist shot past Gamache from the top of the circles for his 11th goal of the year. Tarling would add the assist on the play.
York would strike for the only time with 6:15 to play in the period, scoring just 9 seconds into a Ryan Collins interference minor. Jake Martin would fire a slapshot from the point that would find it's way past Haber to trim the lead to 3-1, the closest York would come.
The Capers then launched a third period assault, scoring five times in the final frame to wrap up a decisive victory. Collins would add his team leading 12th goal of the year just :44 into the third period with assists from Glidden and Derek Allen, his second secondary assist of the evening. Sean Agrodnia would join the fun at the 3;33 mark after Jackson Woods blew through the entire York team before firing a cross-crease pass to Agrodnia who tipped it past Gamache. Ben Payson picked up an assist on the play after making a beautiful move to evade a York forechecker before springing Woods through the neutral zone.
Glidden scored again at the 6:01 mark of the third to extend the lead to 6-1, tying Collins for the team lead with 12 goals. With just under two minutes to go Tarling and Agrodnia would add their second goals of the night just :44 apart, both on York back-up Troy Nelson who had relieved Gamache of his duties with just under five minutes to play. On the Cape Elizabeth side, Peter Haber made 17 saves--including a few important ones when the game was close in the second period--to earn his 7th win of the year.
The Capers next return to action on Saturday night at 5:50 p.m. at Troubh Ice Arena when they host Cheverus. The game marks the 2nd annual Cape Hockey Night, a fantastic celebration of Cape Elizabeth hockey featuring a girls' and boy's doubleheader as well as raffles to benefit the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital.
NOTES: The Capers went o-for-2 on the power play, while York was 1-1for-1...captains Glidden, Tarling, and Collins combined for 10 points and were each +5 on the night...it was the Capers first win over York since December of 2014...the Capers have gone 4-4-1 against York since the beginning of the 2012-2013 season.