Friday, October 26, 2012

Tigers Destroy Calgary 10-1

Suprising Note
Kootenay overage Captain Drew Czerwonka decided to retire from hockey and start welding school. Kootenay Traded Elgin Pearce to the Tigers early in the year to cut down on their overagers and are now an overager short. 


Calgary picked up Brendan Hurley prior to the game and he is in the lineup for Calgary.  The hitmen also have 4 guys out with injuries Brady Brassart,  Calder Brooks, Chase Clayton, Jayden Rissling.

Prior to the game
The Hitmen are 8-2-1-1 this season.
Tigers are 5-8-1-0 this season.

1st Period
Cam Lanigan with a couple good saves on an early Hitmen powerplay after Curtis Valk took a slashing penalty.

Then 5 minutes into the first the Tigers had some good pressure pinning the Hitmen in their zone. The Hitmen  would be forced to call a timeout to ease the pressure.

Hunter Shinkaruk had a breakaway opportunity but was stopped by Chris Driedger

At the 13:20 mark along the boards Jake Doty made a perfect pass over to Boston Leier streaking in from center ice who was able to get a step on the defender. Leier walked in and roofed it high glove side on Chris Driedger 1-0 Tigers

Late in the first period at the 19:25 mark. Dylan Busenius was just able to coral a bouncing puck at the blueline. Busenius would feed Shinkaruk on the half-wall who rifled a shot on net. Not quite sure exactly how the puck went in as the ref initially waved it off. But the hitmen team hesitated not knowing where the puck was, then made a mad dash for it behind the goalie but it was too late.
2-0 Tigers.

2nd Period

The Tigers completely dominate the Hitmen during this period.  They had something like three 5 on 3's during the period, and 5 goals. Keeping the goal summaries brief.

Hunter Shinkaruk went behind the net on an attempted wrap around. The puck would bounce in off Curtis Valk in front. They would go upstairs briefly and count it a goal. 3-0 Tigers

The Hitmen would change their goaltender Chris Driedger giving way to Mack Shields, but it didn't seem to help.

Boston Leier vs Pavlo Padikin.

After Dylan Bredo fired a shot and 2 rebounds on net Boston Leier would come in and take a swipe at the loose puck.. He was immediately grabbed by Padikan, and a wrestling match ensued.

Padikan would get an extra 2 for roughing.

On the powerplay play Dylan Busenius fed Curtis Valk in the middle who wired a shot top shelf
4-0 Tigers

Five minutes later Ty Stanton would get his first whl goal. The puck came out to him at the point and he fired a wrist shot on net to the far side. Their was a big scrum in front and the goalie couldn't see it in time. 5-0 Tigers

Off a bad Hitmen change Shinkaruk found Curtis Valk on the far side who walked in alone. Valk did a half second toe-drag and fired it over the shoulder of Mack Shields. 6-0 Tigers

Late in the period on a 5 on 3. Dylan Bredo fired a shot from the half-wall who beat Shields high on the short side. 7-0 Tigers 
 (The gamesheet says Valk scored this goal, but I believe thats wrong)

3rd Period
A minute in on the powerplay Tyler Lewington would blast one from the point and Chad Labelle would get a stick on it tipping it past Mack Shields. 8-0 Tigers

Hunter Shinkaruk with a couple dandy moves in the corner shovelled it out to Curtis Valk who rips his 4th of the game top shelf. 9-0 Tigers (Tigers top line was benched after this)

Hitmen would finally break the goose-egg. Cody Sylvester put one past Lanigan on a wrap around with a shot through Cam Lanigan's Five-Hole. 9-1 Tigers

Hitmen Josh Thrower was trying to goad a Tiger into a fight but it would give the Tigers a 3 on 2 rush up the ice. Broadhead shot went through the defenceman's leg putting it past the goalie glove side. 10-1 Tigers.

Didn't expect that.....Hands are tired from typing... Hurley was a -3 on the night for the hitmen.

 Valk with 4 goals. Busenius a +4 rating. Shinkaruk a goal and 4 assists.


Anonymous said...

Inside Scoop: Great for the team. Sometimes it's games like this that pull the team togther.
Let's put this one in the past and focus on Regina!!
Good luck and good night, have a safe ride home.

Stix said...

Wow. Where did that come from?!? Cam Lanigan has given this team confidence. This is the game they needed (although did not think it would come against the Hitmen). Hunter played awesome, Valk was a beauty to watch, Boston was great, the whole team came out for 60min! I hope this helps them see that this team CAN play against anyone, the talent IS there and we don't belong in the bottom 4!
Keep it up tigers!

longtimefan said...

Holy cow. Who saw this coming. Good on the whole team.

Anonymous said...

Not sure if Valk will still be credited for 5 goals, but if anyone deserves it it's him. Great thrashing Friday night boys!

Anonymous said...

When Valk plays well the Tigers win!

Lanny8 said...

Valk should be Captain !

Anonymous said...

Let's keep this going!!!!

Anonymous said...

The tigers needed a game where they walked on a team! even better when its the top team!

Anonymous said...

Wonder if Rhys Dieno may get a look from Kooteney.

Anonymous said...

Bredo scored the 7th goal on the PP from Becker and Ryckman. There is no doubt about it. They also deserve to be credited with their points when they get them. They were credited originally and then it was changed sometime later and given to Valk and Shinkaruk who should not be credited with points that are not theirs. I guess the scorekeepers were a tad overwhelmed with all the Tigers scoring, but this error need to be corrected.

KT said...

So clearly we have a team who can win. Patience with this team, patience! It is going to come together. Give it time!!
Nice work boys! A pleasure to watch!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Nuff said!

Anonymous said...

Geez, Shinkaruk and Valk has some chemistry tonight! That was a pleasure to watch!

Anonymous said...

Inside Scoop: Kessy played tonight for Vancouver. Good to see him back in the league. good luck

Anonymous said...

Dieno is 19 i almost guarantee Theriau goes to Kootney

Anonymous said...

Inside Scoop: I would start Langhammer tonight, but keep him on a short leash. With Lanigan in net, the team is definitely playing with more confidence.
Great to to Shinkaruk light it up for points. Nice gino by Bredo. Good for everyone's confidence.
Young defense have to be feeling better with the offence they created.

Anonymous said...

no way you put Langhammer in against a team you could easily be battling for a playoff spot and you have the exact same record as, Langhammer should play tomorrow

Anonymous said...

Theriau may well go to Kootney, probably we will just get our draft pick back. That would be nice!

Anonymous said...

I do not want to see Langhammer between the pipes just yet. Too many loss, would rather see us cushion a few wins in a row before we allow bleeding again.

Anonymous said...

So the league did eventually change that goal to Bredo. Valk still potted 4 which is outstanding no matter how you slice it.

Anonymous said...

Why did hitmen pick up hurly? He was not effective for us. Temporary fix cuz of their injuries? Dieno had hat trick friday and leading the sjhl in scoring, and has chance to make Team Canada for wjac. Do we still have his rights? Can't believe he's not here still. Kootenay or someone will snap him up i think? Nice to see Hunter silencing the critics too. Will see how we do with new goalie.

longtimefan said...

Dieno for the world junior team. Never!

Anonymous said...

Wakey wakey. WJAC is World Junior A Challenge.