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Richie Behr Jr scored twice in a five point performance as the Long Beach Marines defeated the RVC ER Hewlett Cyclones 6-1. Matt Marino made 36 stops to secure the Marines spot in the 2023-2024 playoffs as well as their position in Varsity Conference I for the 2024-2025 season. John Schmidt made 42 saves for the Cyclones. 

Michael Calvi put the Marines up 1-0 with 3:12 remaining. After Cyclones forward Daniel Sorkin broke up a potential breakaway opportunity for the Marines, Richie Behr Jr settled the puck beneath the goal line and made a nice feed a trailing Calvi for a tap in goal from right in front. 

With 9:22 remaining in the second stanza, Richie Behr Jr put the biscuit in the basket to give the Marines a 2-0 lead. Behr Jr entered 2 on 1, made a cross ice feed to Daniel McArdle, who fired a quick shot that went off Schmidt and into the blue paint. As bodies piled up in the crease, Behr Jr jabbed it home for the eventual game winner. Matt Regan scored the lone RVC goal of the game with 6:30 remaining in the 2nd to make it 2-1. The Cyclones won the draw back to Regan, who fired a shot that was redirected past Marino. Joey Feerick put the Marines back up by two with 3:48 remaining in the second frame. A turnover beneath the goal line led to Behr Jr picking up the puck before moving it to Calvi, who slid it across for Feerick to score from the back door. Just 13 seconds later Richie Behr Jr lit the lamp for his second of the game to extend the lead to 4-1. Behr Jr fired a shot that popped off the blocker before it came right back down behind the goaltender and slid across the goal line. 

Luke Pichichero scored with 7:06 remaining to put the Marines up 5-1. Quinn Judge won the draw forward to Pichichero who sniped stick side. Luke Pichichero potter a power play goal for his second of the game with 5:07 left in regulation for the Marines sixth and final goal of the night. Richie Behr Jr fired a shot that was turned aside and Pichichero cashed in on the rebound with 5:07 left in regulation. 

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