Saturday, February 14, 2009

Tigers topple Blazers 5-3

I thought the tigers played a little sloppy in the second and third periods. The tigers were scrambling too much in the defensive zone for my liking.

I was impressed by the work work ethic of the tigers grinders line. The tigers rotated a few guys on it, and whoever was out there played hard and with lots of effort, especially Colton Grant. Grant not only scored a couple goals but was picking up all the trailers in the Tigers end.

I was also impressed by Thomas Kundratek's physical presence, and Taylor Gal's play when he was moved up onto the powerplay unit, Gal also played some shifts on the top 2 lines.

Bo Montgomery continues to impress, and get better. I like his hockey sense, and he makes good decisions stepping up for good timely hits. Linden Vey made a really nice toe-drag move to score the game winner. Tyler Ennis scored a highlight real goal in the first period, splitting the Dmen and scoring with a plethora of head fakes to deke the goalie.

Travis Dunstall continued to give the puck away, and was not showing any second efforts. I was happy that more deserving tigers were given more ice time in his place on the Brennan Bosch line.

I thought Kamloops goaltender Justin Leclerc was really giving allot of rebounds up, and looked a little shaky. The tigers never really took advantage of that.


Thomas Kundratek vs Brett Lyon

I didn't see what caused the fight but all of a sudden the boys threw down their gloves. Lyon got the initial upper hand throwing a lot of rabbit punches at the start knocking Kundratek off balance, However Kundratek still had his helmet on and all Of Lyons punches hit helmet. Kundratek came back and threw a bunch of rabbit punches of his own and they both fell to the ice. It was pretty much a draw no damage done, maybe a small advantage Brett Lyon for the initial outburst.

Scoreboard Watching

The broncos lost to the blades 4-3
Lethbridge beat Red Deer 3-0

The tigers regain 4th place by a point.

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