I watched the game on webcast, and took a few notes. Here they are, nothing too detailed.
Colin Mopanschuck, Scott McKay both played tonight. Colton Grant was another overager scratch. The whl gamesheet is very inaccurate on who scored and who dressed as of Saturday night. Tyler Bunz would get the start in goal.
Interesting Note: Wacey Hamilton was a scratch tonight. The official reason was the "flu". But If you watched the game last night you could see a play where he went laboring off the ice with an obvious shoulder injury after missing a hit and ramming into the boards.
Willie Desjardin would get his 300th regular season victory. Last year the tigers failed to win vs the Kootenay Ice, getting only 1 point out of 6 games.
The game started out with both teams playing well defensively and either team couldn't generate many scoring chances. The tigers would start to pressure Kootenay in their own end generated quite a few good quality chances. Finally near the end of the period the tigers had a 4-3 rush up the ice, Linden Vey would receive a cross ice pass and slam it home into a semi-open net. 1-0 Tigers
My internet decided it would be a nice time to cut out for 10 minutes, and when I came back the score was 3-1 Tigers.
Emerson Etem scored on a 5-3 powerplay off a goal mouth scramble, and the Ice scored on a long shot from the point.
Kale Kessey was also stoned on a breakaway.
Kootenay would get a 5on3 PP after Cody carlson threw the puck over the glass.
However the tigers would Kill it off. Kootenay was in the zone for almost the entire duration and got a lot of shots on net. The tigers also blocked quite a few shots as well.
Mathew Konan vs Matt Frazer - I'm not sure how it started but it ended real quick, both guys almost hit the ice as soon as the gloves came off.
Tyler Bunz stopped a high shot from the point. The rebound came straight down and Kootenay's Dustin Sylvester quickly banged in the rebound. 3-2 Tigers
The tigers would then be rewarded with a 5-3 PP. They looked dangerous and came close to scoring numerous times but couldn't beat Kootenay Ice goaltender Nathan Lieuwen.
Late in the game Kootenay would pull their goaltender. Mark Isherwood would clear the zone by smacking the puck off the glass and out. The puck would trickle down right into the open net, sealing the victory.
Final Score 4-2 Tigers
1. M.H - 24 Mark Isherwood 1 Goal 3 assists
2. KTN - 31 Nathan Lieuwen - Stopped quite a few quality chances
3. M.H - 26 Emerson Etem - 2 Goals
The whl webcast looks like it improved a little bit over last season. The double screen looks much better. But watching on a full screen is still a little blurry.
Summary: The tigers didn't play as well as on friday, but they played a pretty solid Road Game. They had a couple new players in the lineup, and they didn't look out of place.
With this Win Willie Desjardin gets his 300th regular season victory.
Check out Jeff Bromley's Blog for his recap of the game here