Anas, Cangelosi help Phantoms top Fighting Saints

Staff report

Dubuque, Iowa

Sam Anas scored an unassisted goal with just over eight minutes left in the game as the Youngstown Phantoms returned to their winning ways with a 4-3 victory Thursday over the Dubuque Fighting Saints.

The Phantoms, who saw a five-game winning streak end on Sunday in Green Bay, Wis., beat the Saints despite being outshot 38-18.

Goaltender Sean Romeo made 35 saves as the Phantoms (29-21-0, 58 points) strengthened their hold on the fourth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference of the USHL standings.

Dubuque (37-10-6, 80 points) has a comfortable hold on first place in the East and has clinched a playoff spot.

Austin Cangelosi assisted on two Phantom goals in the first period and added a goal of his own in the second period.

Cangelosi set up Cam Brown on a short-handed goal just 2:57 into the contest. After Mike Szmatula scored the first of his two goals for Dubuque to tie the game, Cangelosi assisted on a Kyle Connor goal at 17:54 of the first period.

Jarrid Privitera tied things at 2-2 at 9:04 of period two before Cangelosi tallied on assists from Connor and John Padulo at the 15:03 mark of period two.

Szmatula then tied the contest a third time with a goal just 36 seconds from the end of the period, setting up Anas’ final-period heroics.

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