Saturday, March 8, 2008

Big 5-2 Victory over Hitmen

Woohoo. The place was rock'in tonight. The tigers came out and played hard for a full 60 minutes. With the loss of Bretton Cameron, wacey hamilton, colton grant, shayne brown, Brennan Bosch, Tyler Ennis, Jordan Bendfeld, Sean Ringrose, Daine Todd, Jerrid Sauer, well pretty much the whole team stepped up thier game and played excellent hockey.

I thought Wacey hamilton in particular really played well.

Karl Alzner must have played 40 minutes tonight, and uncharacteristically took a penalty trying to stop tyler ennis from getting a partial breakaway late in the third, with a straight arm. Brennan Bosch eventually scored on that powerplay, and provided an ever so important insurance marker.

Its nice to see the tigers powerplay start clicken again, they had 1 goal, and 1 goal scored just seconds after, as well as numerous good quality chances.

Ennis with another 3 point night is now only 5 points away from scoring leader Colin Long of kelowna, with 3 games to play.

Playoff Watch:
Kootenay Ice won again, and have earned 18 out of a possible 20 points in their last 10 games.
Kootenay plays calgary twice, and lethbridge once.

Lethbridge beat red deer, and remained tied with us for the 4th spot. However they have 2 games in hand. Lethbridge plays calgary, kootenay, Tigers twice, and Edmonton.

Realistically i think the tigers will have to win their last 3 games to get Home Ice- advantage in the first round. If kootenay keeps winning the Tigers can't let lethbridge get any points in the home- and home series against them.

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