WEEK 5 SCORES , RECAPS & MVP'S

BALLERS ELITE

10-4 Swarm over Warriors

MVP's: Harrison Parker & Eli Lasher

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8-7 Rattlers over Thunderbirds

MVP's: Carson Chun & Oliver 

In the second game of the day, the Rattlers took on the Thunderbirds in a big matchup. It did not take long for the Thunderbirds to get rolling, as Carson Chun scored off the opening whistle to give his team the lead. Ian Chong scored, and Kyle added a breakaway finish to close out the first period 3-0 Thunderbirds. The Rattlers defense showed up in the second period, holding the Thunderbirds scoreless for more than half the period. But Ian Chong finally broke through, and found the back of the net off a beautiful passing play. The Rattlers were not to be outdone though, and Oliver scored the teams first goal followed by a beautiful finish from Reese on the next face off. A few minutes later, Oliver scored another beauty and all of a sudden the Rattlers were only down 3 to 4 heading into the final period. On the opening face off, Oliver completed the hat trick with yet another goal and evened the score at 4-4. But the Thunderbirds immediately stopped the bleeding on a Carson Chun lefty finish and took their lead back. Another Carson Chun goal to finish off his hattrick gave the Thunderbirds a 2 goal cushion, but the Rattlers Lincoln cut it to 1 quickly it with a great goal off a nice Oliver feed. Rhys scored the equalizer a few seconds later and the the game was tied with under 3 minutes to play. After a frenetic back and forth minute, Oliver scored his 4th on a lefty finish and for the first time all the day the Rattlers held the lead. Another Lincoln goal with 30 seconds gave the Rattlers a 2 goal lead, but a quick Thunderbirds goal gave them a chance. As time expired, Carson Chun dodged to the rack and got a great shot, but an unbelievable save gave the Rattlers the win.

Wildcats 6 over Blazers 7

MVP's: Wyatt Taylor & Talbot Biles

In the final game of the 3rd-4th grade division, the Wildcats took on the Blazers. Joe Thomas took the opening face off and quickly gave the blazers a 1-0 lead. Shortly after the Wildcats responded to tie the game after Talbot Biles went end to end and sniped home an on the run shot. After a lot of great defense on both sides, James Collins made a great play to score as time expired in the first period, and the Wildcats led 2-1.  Beckett kicked off the scoring to open the 2nd period with a nice finish to extend the Wildcats lead to 3-1. Ethan Beale responded with a tough take for the Blazers to bring the score back to 3-2. After tough defense and big saves neither team could find the net for the rest of the period and the Wildcats brought a 3-2 lead into the 3rd. Joe Thomas scored his second off the opening face off for the Blazers, and the game was tied 3-3. The Wildcats struck back on a great follow up goal off a rebound by Evan, and took back their lead. Talbot Biles took the following face off to the rack, and the Wildcats went up 5-3 with 10 minutes to play. But the Blazers refused to roll over, and Joe Thomas finished his hat trick off on a breakaway to bring the deficit back to 1 goal. The Wildcats kept pressing to close out the game, and Jude was able to tuck another goal away to bring their lead back to 2 goals. With 90 seconds to play, Joe Thomas ripped a goal and cut the lead to 1. 50 seconds later Ethan Beale converted on the doorstep to tie the game for the Blazers and sending it to an overtime braveheart. Talbot Biles took the opening face off to the house and the Wildcats celebrated the apparent win, but a controversial call overturned the goal. On the ensuing possession Joe Thomas took the ball to to the rack and finished to win a crazy game 7-6 Blazers.

FUTURE ELITE

Rush 10 v Roughnecks 5

MVP's: Kellan Rush & Tyler Kim

 In the first game of the day for the 5th-6th division, the Rush took on the Roughnecks. Laws Howard opened up the scoring on the opening face off, and the Rush were off and running up 1-0. A few minutes later, Augie Patru intercepted a pass and took it to the cage to add to the Rush lead. But the Roughnecks struck back quickly on a nice finish from Liam and made the game 2-1.  Kellan moore kept it going for the Rush shortly after, with a spin move and snipe to give his team a 3-1 lead, and then Micah followed with a goal of his own to make it 4-1 to close out the period. Tyler Kim kicked off the Roughneck comeback to open the 2nd period with a great goal in tight. Luc Spalter responded with a sweet finish to make the game 5-2 and a minute later Kellan made it 6-2 off a beautiful Augie Patru feed. Augie Patru added another late in the 2nd to make it 7-3 to finish out the period. Goals from Kellan Moore and Micah each added goals to bring the Rush lead to 10-4.

Rock 7 Seals 6

MVP's: Carter Davis & Laws Howard

After Seals opened up the game 1-0, Augie Patru and Carter Davis took matters into their own hands. Patru had a man up hammer, and Davis found Lucas Laurdier for the fishing to make things 3-1 in the Rock’s favor. Patru then scored his 2nd goal on a nice dunk on the crease and made it 4-1. But the Seals were able to settle into the game and buckle down on defense, and the score held at 4-1 into the end of the period. The Seals took that momentum into the second, and Laws Howard scored back to back to cut the deficit to a single goal. After a period of no goals, Howard stepped into an absolute laser from the outside and the game was tied. At the start of the 3rd, with the game tied 4-4 the Seals killed a penalty. After a slow start to the period, the Rock scored two goals, one from Augie Patru and another from Peter McGee. But Laws Howard put the Seals on his back, and scored back to back goals in the last minute to tie the game at 6-6. After drawing a penalty, it looked like the Seals were destined to put the game away on the man up, but  as time expired ____ scored a sick spinning man down goal to win the game for the Rock, 7-6.

JUNIOR ELITE

Vienna vs Mammoth 9-0

MVP's: Ellis & Andrew Gillespie

In the first game of the older division, the Eskimos took on the Mammoth. Vienna got off to a quick start scoring a goal on their first possession. After a long defensive struggle on both sides, Luke Degnan was able to make it 2-0 on a nice lefty shot. After Vienna failed to convert on a man up, Owen Beresny took a breakaway to the rack and scored. Vienna then added a shorthanded goal to bring the lead to 4-0. Patrick Hoffman added to the Vienna lead with a beautiful lefty sweep and shot and made it 5-0 to close out the period. Degnan scored another to open the final frame, taking the face off down and ripping a goal. After another Vienna shorthanded marker, Hoffman again added a lefty hammer to make it 8-0 Vienna. Bryce added a final goal to ice the 9-0 shutout for Vienna.

Knighthawks 10 over DC Express 4

MVP's: Jack Ambrose & Timmy Walsh

In the final game of the day, the Knighthawks took on DC Express. Jack Ambrose kicked off the scoring for the Knighthawks early, and was quickly followed by Tommy Leland and S_____ to take a 3-0 lead. Leland added a shorthanded goal to make it 4-0 after his Air Gait attempt was waived off. DC Express fought back, and Timmy Walsh opened their scoring with a tough dodge and shot to the middle of the field. That score held and the period ended at 4-1. DC Express came out firing to open the 2nd period and Sebastian Z. was able to capitalize to make it 4-2. But the Knighthawks were able to shift momentum when Ambrose broke free on a clear and beat the DC Express keeper to make it 5-2. Leland rode the momentum change and scored a great lefty goal to both extend the Knighthawk lead to 4 and complete his hat trick. DC Express got another from Walsh to stop the bleeding and make it a three goal deficit heading into the last period. Jack Henry opened up scoring for DC Express to kick off the last period and cut the Knighthawk lead to 2 goals with 10 minutes to play. Ambrose ended the Express run with a beautiful behind the back finish to complete his hat trick, then scored again on the next face off to bring the Knighthawk lead to 4. Another Knighthawk goal with 6 minutes to play made it 9-4. Leland’s 4th goal of the game iced it with 2 minutes left in the game, and the Knighthawks took home a hard fought 10-4 win.