Another week’s games are done and recorded. Again both games appeared to be competitive and enjoyable. In the first game both teams played strong defense and only a last second goal put Team Bill up 2-1 at the first intermission. In the 2nd, a bit more offense was evident as Team Bill again outscored Team Juniors by 1, and led 5-3 at the end of 2.  The 3rd period was all Team Juniors, with a continuous fast break offense that kept Team Bill back on their heels. Team Juniors were able to put 5 goals past Gord in the 3rd while not allowing any goals in return. At the buzzer, final score Team Juniors 8 – Team Bill 5.

In the late game, another tight, low scoring 1st period led to a 1-1 tie after 1. The flood gates opened in the 2nd with Team Russ scoring 5 and Team Blair scoring 4 but the 3rd was only Team Blair. Even without 3 of their key players, Team Blair was able to push 4 more goals past Trevor while playing stingy defense (never thought I’d use that descriptor for this team!) and keeping Team Russ completely off the scoreboard. Final score Team Blair 9 – Team Russ 6.

Still too early to tell if any re-balancing will be needed, games have been pretty close both in play and scoring. At least one more week before any changes can be discussed.

Next week is Week #3 – Wednesday May 13, 2015 Kinsmen Arena:

TEAM JUNIORS  vs. TEAM RUSS     8:00pm – 9:00pm

TEAM BLAIR  vs. TEAM BILL     9:00pm – 10:00pm