Week 2 in the books.
Early game between our 2 undefeated teams USA and Finland. Both squads score single markers after the opening frame. USA score the lone goal late in the 2nd period taking a 2 to 1 lead into the final period. USA out score the Fins 3-2 in the 3rd period for a final victory and score of 5 to 3. Finland went 0-1 on the PP. Finland got 2 goals from Tim Rundle and singles from Karabinis, Carlisle and Randa. Finland got 2 goals from John Annan and a single from fill in player Cummings. Players of the Game went to both backstops Frank Rispoli for the Finns and Art Senkowski from the USA with back to back honours.
Late game between Sweden and the opening game for the much loved Poland squad. Poland opens the scoring with a short handed goal and then took a 2-0 lead midway through the 1st period. The Swedes get their bounce back scoring twice late in the 1st tieing it up at 2’s. It was all Swedes in the 2nd frame as they score 4 times in 2 shifts really taking a 6-2 lead. Poland made it 6-3 early in the 3rd but it was the Swedes night in ruining the Polocks debut as they score 2 more times late for a final 8-3 victory. Poland went 0-2 on the PP and Sweden went 0-1. Poland got goals from Alan Robb, Gordon Manning and Paul Barbosa. Sweden got 8 single markers from Rinaldo, Peacock, Cormier, Lott, Rukavina, Burke, Chamberlain and Sharp. Players of the Game went to Polands Eddie Kuzniewski (no surprise!!!!) and Sweden’s Gordie Ide
This week features our Gobble Gobble Thanksgiving special on Friday, October 7, 2016. At 9:15 USA takes their 2 and 0 record into Poland and the 10:30 game will feature Finland and the rested Team Canada. Sweden gets the week off and Gordie gets to keep the hat an extra week, lucky Mrs. Gordie Ide I say.
See you all on the ice!