|The Riverview Ice Sharks and Jesuit Tigers would be facing off
in tonight's match-up at TGH Ice Plex. The two squads would trade
chances over the course of the first period. The shots over the
first fifteen minutes were fairly even, with the Tigers holding a
slight 7-6 edge. It was the Ice Sharks sixth and final shot of the
period that was the most important, as it was the only one of the
period that managed to find the back of the net, and it came with
less than a minute remaining. The 1-0 lead would stand heading into
the first intermission.
For the first six minutes of the second
period, things were slow with the two sides trading chances once
again. Riverview would score with just over nine minutes remaining
in the period, making it a 2-0 game. That is when things changed
drastically in the game. The Jesuit Tigers would score twice in the
next 48 seconds to score the game at 2-2, with the second goal
coming off of an unfortunate deflection off of a Riverview players
stick. With just over six minutes to go in the second, Jesuit would
once again find the back of the net, this time as the puck found its
way through a screen in front of the Ice Sharks goal, giving them
their first lead at 3-2. Just 20 seconds later Riverview would
answer back, making it a 3-3 game, with 5 goals coming in just three
minutes! That wasn't it for the scoring, either, as the Tigers would
retake the lead with a shot into the upper right corner of the net
with three and a half minutes to go in the period. Riverview would
get the rest of the shots on goal for the remainder of the second,
but they weren't able to find the back of the net on any of them.
The two teams would head into the final intermission with the Ice
Sharks down by a 4-3 score.
The Ice Sharks got on the board first in the third period,
scoring just 54 seconds in to make it a 4-4 game. I'm not sure what
happened to the Riverview team at this point, but the wheels fell
off the wagon for them at this point. The Tigers would dominate the
rest of the game, and would retake the lead at the ten minute mark.
They would add on to their lead with three more goals in two
minutes, starting with one at a little over five minutes to play,
and the last coming with three and a half to go. What was once a
promising contest tied at 4 goals apiece quickly turned into a
Jesuit blowout, and 8-4 victory.