Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Midget Huskies defeat aggressive Chestermere Lakers

Josh Davis

On a haunting Halloween evening, the Midget Huskies hosted Chestermere’s Lakers at the MCC Arena in Pincher Creek. It looked like a close game coming out of the first period, but as the Huskies successfully defended their lead the Lakers' priorities shifted. The Lakers faced sixteen minutes of penalties in the third period, and the result was a slew of goals made by the Huskies in the final minutes of the game.

Editor's note: Jason Creighton is out for a month with a broken hand from a slash and Sam Gerrand was concussed by a vicious hit in the final seconds of the game against the Lakers.

Here's a vid of that finale:

The first period was close. Huskies #12 Colin Lincez scored the first goal of the game just under two minutes into the game, assisted by #11 Jesson Luco. Huskies #9 Nicholas Jordan got the next one in, assisted by #10 Chase Snyder, with 14:04 on the clock. The Huskies made good defensive plays to defend their lead, and took a lot of shots on the net. 

As testosterone bubbled and tensions rose the game got more aggressive. The Lakers managed to goad the Huskies into penalties, but couldn’t convert it into points. The Huskies faced 3 two minute penalties, as well as a five minute penalty for Checking from Behind and a ten minute penalty for Game Misconduct. These penalties set the Huskies back, and neither side scored any goals in the period.

The game again increased in intensity in the third period. With 8:46 left, Huskies #19 Ethan Richards scored, assisted by #21 Sam Gerrand. The Lakers amassed penalties, and Pincher Creek scored five more goals throughout an extended power play. Two of them went to #15 Levi Anderson, with one each to Gerrand and #23 Craig Marshall. Snyder earned two assists throughout those four goals, with Marshall, Richards and getting one each.

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Huskies goaltender #33 Jeremy Kretz saved a total of 30 shots made on his net. Lakers goaltender #1 Jordan Humphries faced 66 shots, letting in seven.

The Midget Huskies are tentatively scheduled to play their first regular season game on Saturday November 7 in the Crowsnest Pass, with a starting time of 4:30.

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