Tigers start the game with a very good first period.
With 7 seconds left on a powerplay, 24 seconds in the period Miles Koules fed Curtis Valk who fed a streaking Shinkaruk on a 3 on 2. Shinkaruk coming in at an angle slid a puck along the ice beating Mackenzie Skapski. 1-0 Tigers
a lot of play along the boards, not very many scoring chances at all.
Tigers outshot Kootenay 10-6.
Right off the bat their is some fisticuffs. Jake Doty hammered Tanner Faith in the Corner. Faith slipped on an edge just before Doty hit him and their was a big crunch...
Joey Leach would come in and give a few cross checks to Doty and they dropped the gloves. Doty ended the fight pretty quickly with a punch that knocked Leach over.
The calls would be a little strange as Doty was given 2 for charging, but leach wasn't given an instigator penalty.
On the powerplay Kootenay would tie the game. Hunter Shinkaruk and Boston Leier would get caught up high in the box together and Kootenay had a mini 3 on 2 down low. Brock Montgomery would receive the pass on the far side and beat Lanigan glove side. 1-1 TIE
Tigers would pull ahead mid-way through the second period 2 seconds after their powerplay ended. Miles Koules at the point fed Elgin Pearce in the slot. Pearce's shot would be stopped but Dylan Bredo was right their to fire a hard rebound top shelf that beat skapski. 2-1 Tigers
The Tigers killed of a short 5 on 3, but kootenay would tie the game with 10 seconds left in the second period. Chad Labelle lost his stick and Kootenay had the Tigers running around a little. Brock Montgomery would fire a bad angle shot from the bottom of the faceoff circle which beat Lanigan 2-2 TIE
Kootenay out-shot the Tigers 10-4 in the period. The Tigers took 4 minor penalties and the Ice were able to score twice on them. The Tigers had a bunch of chances but often they were thwarted at the last second resulting in no shots.
Heartbreaker. Miles Koules would get stripped of the puck just inside the blueline. Dylan Bredo attempted a sweeping pokecheck but wasn't able to get the puck. Kootenay had a 3 on 1 down low and Luke Philp had a wide open net to put the puck past Lanigan. 3-2 Ice
The Tigers pulled their goalie and had a powerplay late but were unable to get the equalizer.
The Tigers had a really good first period, but up and down 2nd and 3rd periods. Kootenay always seems to score such timely goals against the Tigers and today was no different. The Tigers had 3 straight powerplays in the third including a 5 on 3 for 48 seconds but couldn't score. The Tigers played OK, but I thought they could have played a little better.
Final Shots 23-22 for Kootenay.
Saskatoon also lost to Edmonton so the Tigers remain in a tie for 7th, except Kootenay is now only 4 points back with a game in hand
Here is the Doty/faith hit as well as the fight right after.
Day 1 thoughts....
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