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March 10th, 2018              

 

LCAHL Playoff Quarterfinal Game

9:30am
Allen Park Civic Center - Allen Park 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Novi FireCats 0 0 1   1 (1)
Plymouth Stingrays 0 0    1 1 (2)

 

Drew and his Novi FireCats teammates advanced to the quarterfinal stage of the LCAHL playoffs, pairing up against the Plymouth Stingrays in this mornings contest.

The two teams battled back and forth, but the defense and goaltending by both teams was just too strong, as both period one and two ended in 0-0 ties. With just over 10 minutes remaining in the third period, the FireCats finally broke the ice, scoring on a tip in after a big scramble in front of the net. With the way the game had been going up until now, it seemed as though that might be the lone goal of the game, but the Stingrays managed an answer with a little over 6 minutes remaining. They managed a 2 on 1 breakaway, and some back and forth passing got the FireCats goalie out of position, and just like that the game was tied. That would be it for the scoring, as the game would end tied 1-1, and would the overtime period.

The game would be decided in a shootout, and (unfortunately) it was basically over before it started. Most of the Novi FireCats parents knew that they would struggle to score based on who was lined up to shoot, and that fear became reality as the shootout unfolded. It would be the Stingrays who would score, and they would walk away with a 2-1 victory, sending the FireCats home after a heartbreaking defeat.

 

Novi FireCats LCAHL Playoff Quarterfinal Game - vs. Plymouth Stingrays

Drew in position while waiting for a faceoff.

Drew pinching in to keep the puck in the zone.

Drew lining up a shot from the blue line...

...and taking aim at the net.

Drew settling down the puck...

...and lining up a shot...

...before firing on goal...

...and following through on his shot.

Drew with the puck on his stick once again...

...and whipping it towards the crease.

Drew circling around on defense.

Drew battling for the puck.

Drew lined up in front of the net during a faceoff.

Drew taking a pass...

...and winding up...

...and sending the puck towards the net once again.

Drew looking down at the puck.

Drew taking the puck along the wall...

...and playing it back towards the net.

Drew moving the puck.

Drew pressuring the puck.

Drew and his teammates congratulating their goalie on a game well played, despite the shootout loss.

Drew and his teammates in the postgame handshake line.

Drew in the handshake line.


 

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