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Central Illinois Falls to Youngstown After Late Third Period Tally

November 16, 2018 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Central Illinois Flying Aces News Release

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - The Flying Aces fall to the Youngstown Phantoms after a late third-period goal from the Phantoms.

Less than two minutes into the first period, Benito Posa (Grand Blanc, Mich.) worked the puck along the boards back up to Chase Foley (Mendota Heights, Minn.) at the point. Foley fired a shot towards the net, and Brad Marek (Big Rapids, Mich.) tipped the puck into the back of the net to get Central Illinois on the board first.

Jeremy Davidson (Schoolcraft, Mich.) stole the puck near the Flying Aces blue line and made a stretch pass to Cal Kiefiuk (Macomb, Mich.). Kiefiuk entered the zone alone on a breakaway and shot the puck past the goaltender's glove to give the Aces a two-goal lead at 8:07 in the first.

The Phantoms got on the board at 14:27 in the first when Trevor Kuntar put the loose puck into the net after a mad-scramble in front of the net.

Jack Malone scored on his backhand for Youngstown at 15:31 in the first to tie the game at two apiece.

At 17:55 in the second, Youngstown lost the puck in neutral territory; Foley picked up the loose puck and made a pass off the boards to Davidson. Davidson powered into the zone and wristed a puck past the netminder to take back the lead for the Aces.

The Phantoms tied the game at 9:59 when Brett Murray tipped a puck into the net on the backdoor while on the power play.

Youngstown took the lead at 16:56 when Liam Robertson got in behind the defenders and scored over the goaltender's blocker.

Full video recap available here.

The Flying Aces finish their two-game home-stand against Youngstown tomorrow, Saturday, November 17th at 7 p.m. Central Illinois is on the road for a Thanksgiving Eve match-up against Green Bay on November 21 before returning home to face projected 2019 NHL draft first overall pick, Jack Hughes, and the Team USA Under-18 Team on November 23.

Season tickets and Mini Plans for the 2018-19 season are on sale now. For tickets or more information, call the Flying Aces at 309-434-2980 or visit

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