Vincent Iorio Scores Two Goals And Adds Three Assists In First Career 5-Point Game

Brandon Wheat Kings defenseman Vincent Iorio, the Washington Capitals second round draft pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft (55th overall), scored two power-play goals and added three assists against the Regina Pats on Friday night. In doing so he recorded his first career five-point night, helping Brandon overcome 2-0, 3-1, and 4-2 deficits on route to their 19th win of the season.

Iorio got the Wheat Kings on the scoreboard 4:02 into the second period with a shot from the point that found its way through Regina goalie Matthew Kieper’s glove.

But just 18 seconds later Regina scored to restore their two-goal lead at 3-1.

Brandon drew back within a goal 9:31 into the period when Iorio scored another power-play goal with a shot from the high slot past Kieper’s blocker.

“He was real good tonight and had to play lots of minutes,” Brandon head coach Don MacGillivray said. “I think without Mason in there, (Chad Nychuk) and Vinny play a little bit more. He did a real good job on the power play. He shot the puck twice from the top and both shots found their way in. I thought he got back for pucks, he moved the puck, he got to his net, he made the right plays and made the game easier for his teammates.”

Iorio, 19, has six goals and 19 assists on 85 shots in 30 games played so far this season. He is in his fourth season with the Wheat Kings and a prime candidate for moving up to compete for a spot on the Hershey Bears blueline in September.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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2 Responses to Vincent Iorio Scores Two Goals And Adds Three Assists In First Career 5-Point Game

  1. steven says:

    Is he in the Caps future or is he more trade material? Or career AHL’er?

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