The face off for the early game seemed to be deja vu all over again except that this time Team Russ had a full bench and Team Bill had only 1 spare to start the game. It wasn’t looking good for Team Bill… Scoring was slow to start and the first period ended with Team Bill up 3-2. In the 2nd Team Bill added a couple of latecomers to their bench and extended their lead to 6-3 and there was some foreshadowing that maybe a short bench was not much a detriment after all. In the 3rd Team Russ was able to score a few more goals and make it close but was unable to erase Team Bill’s early lead – final score Team Bill 8 – Team Russ 6. Good competitive game – titanic face off battles and some pretty goals from both teams.
In the 2nd game the question on everyone’s mind was whether Team Blair could rebound from their monumental collapse last week. Team Blair jumped to an early lead and coasted to a 4-2 score at the end of 1. In the second the lead seesawed with Team Juniors pulling ahead and then falling back with the 2nd period ending with Team Blair up 8-7. A few more goals were added in the 3rd with Team Blair going into a defensive, time management shell with 5 minutes to go to preserve their lead – final score Team Blair 11 – Team Juniors 9. Another good game, close score, lots of fast breaks – great entertainment for the fans.
Next week is Week #5 May 27, 2015 Kinsmen
Team Blair vs. Team Russ 8:00pm-9:00pm
Team Juniors vs. Team Bill 9:00pm – 10:00pm
See you then.