Scrimmage 1

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September 17th, 2017              

Scrimmage #1

Midland Civic Arena 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Novi FireCats 1         1    1 1 1 5
Midland Northstars    1 1 1  1 1 1 6
Drew and his '05 Novi FireCats teammates took to the ice for their first scrimmage of the fall season, travelling to Midland to take on the host Northstars.

Things were looking good early, as the FireCats found the back of the net first, scoring less than a minute into the contest. Despite some good offensive chances, they weren't able to add on to their lead. A Midland power play goal evened things up at a goal apiece with 10 minutes remaining, and that is how it appeared that the first period end... until Midland snuck one past the FireCats goalie with 2.3 seconds left in the period, which gave the Northstars a 2-1 lead.

The two teams battled back and forth for half a period before Midland finally broke through with a score, giving them a two goal lead. The FireCats wouldn't quit, however, as they came back with an answer a mere 6 seconds later with a goal of their own. Midland would expand their lead further with two goals in the final four minutes, but once again the FireCats weren't about to give up. They found the back of the net once again, this time in the final 30 second of the second, narrowing the gap to 5-3.

After scoring to end the second period, the FireCats came out hot, scoring once again 30 seconds in to the third period. This made it a 5-4 game, and they FireCats were looking to build on their momentum. A few minutes later the Northstars widened their lead once again, scoring their 6th goal of the game with less than 12 minutes remaining. Novi answered back, scoring 6 minutes later to close the gap once again. Unfortunately that would be it for the FireCats offense, and the game came to an end with the score 6-5 in favor of Midland.


Novi FireCats Scrimmage 1 - at Midland

Drew and his teammates gathering around the goalie before the opening faceoff.

Drew making his way down the ice during a FireCat offensive attack.

Drew and his teammates listening to the coach between periods.

Drew lined up for a faceoff.

Drew coasting backwards into position.

Drew going after the puck in the corner.

Drew patrolling the area in front of the net.

Drew keeping an eye on the puck along the blue line.

Drew crossing center ice.

Drew battling for the puck...

...while using his body to shield the Midland player...

...before sending the puck down the ice to a teammate.

Drew looking to a teammate while playing the puck.

Drew spotting the puck along the boards...

...and going after it.

Drew circling through his defensive zone with the puck...

...while looking to make a pass.

Drew going for the puck in the corner...

...and using his body... shield the offensive player from the puck...

...while getting the puck to a teammate.

The final score of this back and forth battle resulted in a loss for the FireCats.

Drew making his way through the postgame handshake line.


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