Week 22 Recap

Ahhh. VD day last Friday and lots of love was in the air at Port Credit Arena.

Early match featured our battle of the brothers Finland vs USA.  USA started this one with no goalie for the first 7 minutes of the game.  And USA had a shutout during that time mmmmmm.  Finland scored twice and the Americans got 1 after the 1st period.  Both teams scored once in the 2nd period for a Finland lead 3-2 after 2.  USA tied it up midway through the 3rd but Finland scored twice in less than 50 seconds.  USA got one back with a bit over 5 minutes to go but that was it and Finland wins this tilt 5-4 and win the reg season series 3-2.  Gordie Ice, Tim Freeman and Murray Barrett get the last laugh for a few weeks anyway until the playoffs begin. 20 minutes of penalties on this lovers day.  USA went 1-2 on the PP and Finland was 0-1.  USA got 2 goals from Murray Russell and singles from Steve Ferrin and Joel May.  Finland got 2 goals from their rookie sensation Tim Freeman and singles from Rob Leenaars, Ron Cormier and fill in player Ron Lonsdale.  Players of the Game went to Finlands Tim Freeman and USA Joel May.

Late game between Sweden and Poland.  2-1 for Sweden after 1.  2-1 again in the 2nd frame as Sweden takes a 4-2 lead after 2 periods.  All Sweden in the final frame as they score 2 more times for a final victory of 6-2.  Poland went 0-1 on the PP and Sweden was 0-0.  Poland got goals from Bryon Wright and Joe Cosentino.  Sweden got a hat trick from Leo Brideau, 2 goals from Mike Rukavina and a single from Joe Peacock.  Players of the Game went to Polands Bryon Wright and Swedens Leo Brideau.  Sweden leap frogs USA for top spot and Leo edges just one point behind Canada’s Patty Sharp for the league scoring lead, should be a fun finish.

This weeks games on Friday, February 21 are as follows 9:15 USA plays Poland.  10:30 Finland vs Canada.  Sweden gets the week off.

See you all on the ice boys!!