Despite the torrential rain squall it was still a hot night at Nichols and the game results mirrored the temperature…
The early game was tight, right from the opening face off. It took a while for the first goal to be scored and only a couple more goals followed with Team Jacquie exiting the 1st period leading 2-1. The 2nd period had pretty much the same scarcity of goals. Team Jacquie again outscored Team Sharley 2-1 entering the 3rd period leading 4-2. The 3rd period had lots of chances but neither team was able to score early. As the clock ticked down Team Sharley pressed and scored to close to within 1. Taking matters in to her own hands (stick?), team principal SharleyT took the pass, drove down the middle and put a shot past the goalie. The crowd went WILD! A rejuvenated Team Sharley quickly scored another goal to finally take the lead. Team Jacquie pressed hard but CarsonE was able to turn back everything thrown at him and Team Sharley watched the clock run out on an exciting comeback victory – Team Sharley 5 – Team Jacquie 4.
Starting the late game, Team Dirka was struggling with numbers but was able to recruit a couple of early game players while additional regulars straggled in. Another low scoring game – with only 3 goals in the 1st period Team Lia led 2-1. Both teams got a couple of goals in the 2nd and the 3rd period started with Team Lia leading 4-3. Team Dirka scored first to tie it up and then the teams kept alternating goals for the rest of the game. Team Lia would score to pull ahead and Team Dirka would immediately tie it up. Team Lia’s goal with 2 minutes left seemed to be the end but Team Dirka tied it up with less than a minute to go and held off a late charge – final score Team Dirka 7 – Team Lia 7. An excellent, exciting game to end the evening.
Next is Week #11 Wednesday July 17, 2019 Nichols Arena
Team Jacquie vs. Team Lia 8:00pm – 9:00pm.
Team Sharley vs. Team Dirka 9:00pm – 10:00pm.
See you all next week.