The Arena was a bit empty tonight. Officially it was a sellout but It looked a little over half full.
Brandon was without their top blueliner Ryan Pulock out with an upper body injury.
The Tigers Dylan Busenius scored on the powerplay with a rocket of a shot top corner to give the Tigers a 1-0 Lead late in the second period.
The lead would stick until 52 seconds left in the game with the goalie pulled, Brandon's Eric Roy would let a high shot go from the point. Amid the bodies in front, the puck beat Langhamer and forced the game into overtime. Neither team managed to score.
In the shootout Hunter Shinkaruk, and Curtis Valk beat Corbin Boes, while Elgin Pearce's shot rang iron. Nick Buonassisi had Langhamer beat but hit the post, Alessio Bertaggia scored stick side, and Jayce Hawryluk shot was stopped by Marek Langhamer's glove...and with the Victory Marek Langhamer pulled out a Teemu Selanne....throw your glove in the air and shoot it with the stick type celebration.
It was a bit of a dull game.
I thought the Tigers forwards did a real good job back-checking. The Tigers probably should have won the game outright as they developed quite a few good scoring chances in the third period, but were getting a little too fancy trying to score on perfect plays.
The Victory leapfrogs the Tigers over Saskatoon into 8th place.
The Tigers have 4 games left before the christmas break, with the only road game in Lethbridge which comes this Friday.
The Players for the Selection Camp will be named on Monday.
Let the Abbotsford rumours begin . . .
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