The Arena was a bit empty tonight.
I thought the Tigers struggled a bit with their energy level, and they changed up their line combos in the second period. Tyler Bunz played really well in the first couple periods, and the Tigers eventually managed to pop in a few goals taking a 3-0 lead into the third period. Jace Coyle slapped a low shot through some bodies for his second of the year on the powerplay. Linden Vey and Emerson Etem connected short-handed, and Hunter Shinkaruk roofed a shot on the powerplay.
The Raiders wouldn't go away and they staged a late game comeback with Raider Defenseman Antoine Corbin, scoring 2 quick goals 43 seconds apart halfway through the third period. Both shots were screen shots from the point finding the back of the net.
The Raiders would get a powerplay Immediately after when the Tigers put too many men on the ice, however the Raiders failed to score. Tyler Pitlick would seal the game with an empty netter
Cole Grbavac got into another fight and he had a very spirited bout with Raiders Tyler Yaworski. They each got in a very good shot and some glancing blows.
Dylan Businius was scratched for the second straight game. Not sure If he is injured or if the coaches are just giving everyone equal ice-time.
I thought Sebastien Owuya has been improving steadily the last few games. Patrik Parkkonen has also played better but he still sometimes has puck control issues. Just before making a pass he looses the puck.
Linden Vey looked like he couldn't get his legs going fully yet he still scored a goal. Vey and Emerson had numerous chances to score shorthanded.
Hunter Shinkaruk kept his point streak going. The young 16 year old has points in 8 straight games.
Wacey Hamilton had a quiet 3 point night.
The Tigers are averaging 4 goals scored a game, and Give up 2.86 goals against.
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