The Sand Sharks defeated the Minute Men 7-4 in a tight battle. The Sand Sharks got on the board first with goals by Nathan Souza and Christopher Maybury in the first period. The Minute Men roared back in the second period with two goals by Wyatt Frontiero and one by George Brkljacic to take a 3-2 lead with 2:57 left in the period. A little over a minute later, the Sand Shark’s Patrick Dary tied the score at 3-3, and sixteen seconds later he scored again (assisted by Maybury on both goals) to give the Sand Sharks a 4-3 lead heading into the third period. The goals marked a stellar debut for Dary and the new look Sand Sharks. They would add to their lead in the third with two goals by two more players making their Sharks debut. Cameron Smalley scored on a nifty back hander and Ryan Piper (who also had two assists in the game), kept any comeback by the Minute Men at bay. The Minute Men’s Brkljacic did add one more for the Men, his second goal of the night. Shots on goal were Sand Sharks 56, Minute Men 39.