The 1st game started fairly slowly – both goalies stopping the first few chances and the play going back and forth with few results – 1st period ended with Team Russ leading Team Blair 2-1. By the end of the 2nd period Team Russ had extended their by one and it looked like Team Blair would be unable to recover. Then, suddenly in the 3rd, Team Blair seemed to wake up and scored 3 quick goals to take the lead heading in to the late minutes of the game. But, as was the case a couple of weeks ago, they were unable to hold the lead and Team Russ scored a late goal to even it up. Team Blair pressed near the end but was unable to get any further goals and then time ran out with the score deadlocked, Team Blair 7 – Team Russ 7.
The 2nd game was tight as well – 1st period ended tied at 2 and the 2nd period was deadlocked at 4. In the 3rd Team Bill pulled ahead and the odds-makers were wondering whether G2’s streak of goal-tending victories would stop at 6 (1 in a 1000 yr probability) or unbelievably be extended to 7 (1 in 3000 yr probability) – as noted in various financial advertising, past results do not necessarily guarantee or even predict future performance – the streak ended with Team Juniors pressuring and scoring a couple of late goals to run out the game for a well deserved victory – final score Team Juniors 7 – Team Bill 6.
Next week is the end of the 2nd go round – Week #6, June 3, 2015 Kinsmen Arena
Team Juniors vs. Team Russ 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Team Blair vs. Team Bill 9:00pm – 10:00pm
Games seem to be pretty close and turnout seems acceptable so, barring any sudden flurry of blowout games no significant re-balancing is being contemplated. See you all next week.