Northeast Generals’ Jake LaRusso pulled away from the pack of highest goal scorers in the North American Hockey League on Monday, scoring all four goals in the Generals’ 4-1 victory over the Maine Nordiques at the New England Sports Village in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

Coming into Monday’s game against the Maine Nordiques, LaRusso was in a three-way tie for most goals in the NAHL, 23, with Christian Catalano of the Maryland Black Bears and William Howard of the New Mexico Wolves.

Following Monday’s win, the 20-year-old LaRusso now has 27 goals and 19 assists in 36 games.

LaRusso scored the four goals early, all coming on power plays in the first period to give Northeast a 4-0 advantage.

The Generals were 4 for 6 on the power play in the game, while the Nordiques went scoreless on five chances.

After the fourth goal, Tommy Heaney’s night in the Nordiques’ crease ended. He stopped 11 of 15 shots. His replacement, Kael DePape, stopped all 21 shots he faced.


Northeast’s Paul Minnehan, an Arizona State commit, had assists on three of LaRusso’s four goals. NAHL point leader David Andreychuk had one assist and now has 58 points (14 goals, 44 assists) in 40 games.

Oliver Genest put the Nordiques on the board with about five minutes remaining in the first period. Jackson Foddrill and Kellan Murphy had the helpers on Genest’s 10th tally of the season.

Generals goalie Cullen DeYoung made 32 saves in the win.

Northeast (22-12-5, 49 points) now has an 11-point advantage over Maine (18-15-2, 38 points) for third place in the East Division. The Nordiques currently sit in the fourth and final playoff spot in the East. The Johnstown Tomahawks (17-17-2, 36 points) are right behind them in fifth place.

The Philadelphia Rebels come to The Colisee to face the Nordiques on Friday (7:05 p.m.) and Saturday (7 p.m.).

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