Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Tigers Defeat Raiders 5-2

Kyle Becker is out with an injury suffered last night.
Dylan Bredo is playing defense
Blake Penner is off to the world under 17's

Prince Albert is playing their rarely used backup Andy Desautel.
They also have their top scorer Mark McNeil out with Team Canada.

New Lines
Shinkaruk McVeigh Valk
Leier Pearce Doty
Koules Cox Sanford
Broadhead Owre Butcher

First Period
A very strong start to the hockey game. The Tigers had 2 instances where they put a solid 3 shifts in a row together in the offensive end. They definitely won the period.

Jayden Hart and Elgin Pearce had a couple scuffles on the ice. 

The only goal of the period came on a weird play. The Webcast was to slow to pick it up but the puck was in the corner, and it looked like Jacob Doty smacked at a loose puck and all of a sudden the puck was in the net. 1-0 Tigers.

The Tigers outshot P.A 8-4 in the first period.

New guy Zach Hodder made a bone crushing hit along the boards in his own end.

2nd Period
The Raiders come out with an early chance but after that it was all Tigers.

Derek Ryckman took a shot from the point. The puck would bounce off of Shinkaruk and into the net. 2-0 Tigers.

Ty Stanton was taken heavily into the boards resulting in a Tigers powerplay.

After the Raiders clear the puck down the ice the Tigers take it back up on the rush.  Curtis Valk and Elgin Pearce would make a perfect give and go type play at the blueline, and Valk fed a streaking Shinkaruk at the far end.  Shinkaruk on a bit of a bad angle would roof a shot with the goalie down and out. 3-0 Tigers.

P.A had a couple powerplays, but only managed one real good chance, and got caught with too many men on the ice to negate half of their second powerplay.

Late in the period the Tigers had numerous chances to score, the Raiders backup is keeping his team in the game. The Tigers outshot the Raiders 13-5 in the second period, and 23-9 overall. The raiders haven't come to play tonight.

3rd Period
Raiders get on the board and start getting some momentum. Dylan Busenius took a shot from the point and it was deflected by Jayden Hart. 3-1 Tigers

The Tigers would get the momentum back on their side with a shorthanded goal.
Hunter Shinkaruk knocked a loose puck past the Raiders defenceman and went off on a 2 on 1 with Curtis Valk..   Valk came down the far wing and fired a shot over the shoulder of Andy Desautels
4-1 Tigers.   The Raiders Mike Winther would take a roughing penalty going after Tyler Lewington during the celebration and it would put the Tigers on the powerplay.

The Tigers would strike. Boston Leier took a heavy shot from the half-wall. Elgin Pearce would lay into the rebound from the high slot on a one-timer. 5-1 Tigers.

Prince Albert would pull within 3 again a minute and a half later. Dakota Conroy fed a streaking Anthony Bardaro down the middle who faked a shot which fooled lanigan down to his knees, and then Roofed the shot. 5-2 Tigers

Tigers outshot P.A 13-5, for a 3 period total 36-14.


Dylan Bredo filled in very well playing defence.
Miles Koules played really well.
Boston Leier had a bit of an off night.
Ty Stanton had a great night eating a lot of minutes.
The New Defenceman Zach Hodder is showing a good first pass and some good mobility on the back-end.

The Tigers were aggressive on their forecheck and had lots of chances, while greatly minimizing the Raiders chances.

Dylan Busenius played very well for the raiders and both former Tigers factored in on the scoring for P.A.

Next Up 
Regina and Brandon Friday/Saturday
Two Very important games as both are very close behind the Tigers in the standings.


longtimefan said...

Very characteristic of a young team with inconsistent efforts from game to game. Nice to see them bounce back after the trouncing in Saskatoon. Two very important games this weekend in the Jaw and Brandon against two teams that will be fighting for the last two playoff spots.

Anonymous said...

Very characteristic!!! Hahah! PA played there back up goalie. That new defenseman isn't very smart and struggled way to much as a 19 year old. There's no way that he will be around as a 20 year old. The tigers should really make some more trades... Get the young guys playing more. Terrible trade by the Tigers!

longtimefan said...

The prospect and the second round pick are the keys to this trade for the Tigers. If they both turn out to be good players then this move is a good one.

Anonymous said...

PA got all of 15 shots on net te whole game.....that has NOTHING to do with a back up goalie. Have no idea what you are talking about!!! The Tiges outplayed PA that night! The trade was better for the Tigers, Hart was traded for a guy who has similar stats to him, Bus was -22 and we gained a guy who actually plays defence, AND we have a prospect AND a second round pick. You don't know what you are talking about!

Anonymous said...

Bus -22. Langhamer -45, Lanagain - 40. And plus minus is suppose to be an important stat ?