Another hot one at Kinsmen last night.

In the early game both Team Lia and Team Jacquie were short staffed to start – TL with 3 on the bench and TJ with no spares at all. Always the mercenary, BillM abandoned his team (again) to go play for the hated enemy…just for more floor time, definite loyalty issues here! Probably due to a combination of heat and short benches the game started slowly but scoring eventually picked up and the 1st period ended with Team Jacquie up by 1, leading 3-2. In the 2nd, Team Jacquie increased their lead, outscoring Team Lia 3-2 to end the 2nd period up 6-4. In the 3rd, Team Lia’s big guns, Dylan, Alex and newcomer Brandon pounded numerous shots off Gord’s pads and the posts and crossbar but couldn’t score more than once. Their single goal was quickly countered by Team Jacquie’s scorers who were able to hold Team Lia from getting any closer and time ran out on a Team Jacquie victory 7-5. Standings are tightening up – Team Lia and Team Jacqui tied at 13, only a single point behind a freefalling Team Blair.

On to the late game where Team Blair’s bench was full to overflowing for a change! Obviously players are getting concerned about the recent 3 game losing streak that threatens to drop them out of the regular season lead. Team Dirka started fast and with Russ doing his best to torment Gord in net, the Dirks ended the 1st period up by 2, leading 3-1. In the 2nd, Team Blair outscored Team Dirka 3-2 but were still behind after 2 but threatening to tie it up. In the 3rd the Dirks settled down and scored 3 while only allowing a single response to send Team Blair to their 4th loss in a row – Team Dirka 8 – Team Blair 5.

Both games good, competitive and pretty close – pretty good for the dog days of summer.

Next week is Week #13 Wednesday July 27, 2016 Kinsmen Arena

Team Blair  vs  Team Lia     8:00pm – 9:00pm

Team Jacquie  vs.  Team Dirka     9:00pm – 10:00

See you next week.