Looks like the summer doldrums are hitting as soon as summer starts – two teams with low turnout lead to a blowout loss and our 1st default of the summer.
In the 1st game Team Lia was missing both players and a some key scoring power. They were able to keep it close for 1 period but the Team Jacquie scoring duo of DustinD and BradyD kept pouring it on, opening up a 7 goal lead and coating to an easy victory Team Jacquie 11 – Team Lia 4. Trying to get his team worked up a bit and sending a message for the next time these teams meet, KevinL lasered a canon shot off the helmet of JustinP late in the game. Not a goal but a message nonetheless. Commentators were impressed!
In the 2nd game Team Dirka could only field 4 players so Team Sharley got the 1-0 default win. To not waste the floor time a couple of pickups plus a few recruits from the early game were added to make up Team Dirka(+*) and it was GAME ON! Tied at 2 at the end of 1 period, and still tied at 4 at the end of the 2nd, the 3rd period promised to be interesting. Team Sharley pulled out to a 4 goal lead but Team Dirka(+*) started to claw back in to the game. Pretty goals from RussA, BradyD, and the Kegger tied it up and then a spectacular last second BradyD precision, cross-crease pass leading to a GarrettL quick stick goal pulled out a nail biting victory for Team Dirka(+*). Exciting game to watch. For the record books it was likely the 1st time that LMHLL had all of our female team owners playing in the same game.
Next week is Week #9, the end of the 3rd round of head to head play. Wednesday June 27, 2018 Kinsmen Arena
Team Sharley vs. Team Lia 8:00pm – 9:00pm.
Team Dirka vs. Team Jacquie 9:00pm – 10:00pm.
See you all next week.