Tigers 3rd game in three nights and I thought the Tigers deserved a better fate than the score indicated. Nathan Lieuwen (Kootenay's goaltender) put up a phenominal effort. Tigers could easily of had 4 or 5 goals, Lieuwen stopped a penalty shot against Hunter Shinkaruk, and 4-5 desperation type saves, that I'm not sure on how he stopped the puck. The Kootenay players owed him for this game, he stole that victory.
I thought the Tigers were doing a much better job at finishing thier checks. I liked the Tigers penalty kill for the most part. They were more aggressive when Kootenay didn't have control of the puck, they had one lttle brain cramp where everyone collapsed to the front of the net and wasn't keeping an eye on passing lanes, but besides that 2 of the 3 PK's were well killed off.
The Kootenay Ice would strike First. Tiger winger Dylan Bredo couldn't handle a good pass from James Bettauer at Center Ice. Kootenay Defender John Neibrandt would quickly feed it back up the Ice to James Martin who fed it to a streaking Brendan Hurley. The Tigers Dmen were just getting into the ice from a change and it allowed Hurley a little more room than usual. Hurley would fire a hard wrist shot low glove side past Tyler Bunz from the top of the circle.. 1-0 ICE
The Ice would strike again. I'm not sure how this goal went in but Sam Reinhart would get his own rebound and somehow lifted another backhand over Bunz....was hard to see how it went in from the video. 2-0 ICE
Tigers would get one back on the PP. James Bettauer made a nice move to avoid an oncoming player and passed the puck under a stick right on Emersons tape. Etem would cut through the middle of two defenders and shot the puck over Lieuwens shoulder to put the Tigers on the board. 2-1 ICE
Boston Leier vs Jagger Dirk
Not sure how this developed but Leier tagged Dirk with a good shot as they came together, which popped off his helmet and knocked him to his knees. Dirk managed to get up and put himself in an advantageous wrestling position, however Dirk couldnt make use of it. After some short shots missed Leier would land another good punch and they toppled over. I give this one to Boston Leier.
The TIgers took 2 unessecary penalties in the middle of the third. Grbavac would chop at a Kootenay Players feet along the boards. This penalty was killed off and a very nice job done by the Tigers penalty killers. A few minutes later Emerson Etem would bowl over Joey Leach into the Kootenay Goaltender. Emerson would go to the box for 2, and Matt Konan also got a 10 minute misconduct.
Kootenay would scored on the PP as the pass came down low to Jesse Ismond. Ismond would do a little waiting and the TIgers bunched up in front of thier net.
Ismond gave a short pass over to Elgin Pearce in the outside slot area who made no mistake putting it past Bunz. 3-1 ICE
Tigers would pull thier goaltender for a 6 on 4, but couldn't score.
Like I mentioned above the Tigers played a pretty good game. A couple brain cramps penalty wise in the third period, but they deserved a better fate. I was suprised to see Bunz play all 3 games this weekend. Its so hard mentally for a goalie to do that, yet he still put up a .915 save percentage.
Also here is the Gavin Broadhead vs Craig Leverton fight from Lethbridge...was a wierd start having leverton undo Broadheads chinstraps.