Game 12

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Friday, January 14th, 2022              

Game #12

TGH Ice Plex, Tampa 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Riverview Ice Sharks 1 1 1 1 1   1 1 1   1 9
Mitchell-East Lake JV 0     1       1   2

Period Length

13:00 13:00 9:00  


Drew and his Riverview Ice Sharks teammates took on the combined Mitchell-East Lake team tonight. Drew found himself back on the defensive end of the ice tonight, something that he hasn't really done much of in recent times. I'm not sure if this will be a "permanent" change, or if this was because the defense was shorthanded tonight. Either way, he held his own back there tonight, and found himself on the ice for a lot more shifts than usual.

Things got off to a bit of a slow start for the Ice Sharks, as they got an early power play opportunity but failed to take advantage in any way - the only shot during the man-advantage came off of the stick on the Mitchell-East Lake player on the Ice Sharks net. In fact, six of the first nine shots came courtesy of the Mitchell-East Lake team. Riverview finally got rolling with a wrist shot from the slot that found the back of the net on their fourth shot of the game with just 5:20 remaining in the period. That one shot seemed to wake up the Riverview skaters, as they would score goals on their next two shots, making it a 3-0 game in what felt like the blink of an eye (in reality it took two minutes of game time, but it was a quick scoring outburst for the Ice Sharks!). The middle goal was a shot that was allowed in through the five-hole of the Mitchell-East Lake goaltender. The third goal came on a rebound that the Mitchell-East Lake goaltender couldn't quite corral. That would be it for scoring in the period, as the Ice Sharks would take the 3-0 lead into the intermission.

Riverview continued their hot streak at the opening of the second period, as they took a nice pass that sailed through the crease and were able to tap it into the back of the net to make it a 4-0 lead after just under two minutes had elapsed. A little over 30 seconds later they would make it 5-0, this time on a shot that got tipped in up and over the Mitchell-East Lake goaltender. It took a couple more minutes, but with eight and half minutes left the Mitchell-East Lake squad got the break they needed, as the Ice Sharks decided to play some "Ol defense", waving at the attacking player as he weaved his way through for a semi-breakaway that left the Riverview goaltender hung out to dry, making it a 5-1 game. Riverview killed off their only penalty of the period, but back-to-back Mitchell-East Lake penalties came back to bite them, as they wound up giving the Ice Sharks a 5-on-3 advantage that they wound up taking advantage up late in the period. With less than a minute remaining, the Ice Sharks scored their third goal of the period (and sixth of the game) on a tipped shot that went between the goaltenders legs, making it a 6-1 lead. While the power play went on, a couple of saves from the Mitchell-East Lake netminder kept the score from being worse as the two teams went into the final intermission.

The third period was a lot like the second. Riverview got on the board early, scoring not even two minutes in on another tipped pass that went under the goaltenders pads. Forty seconds later they struck again, on another tipped shot that wound up in the back of the net, this time giving the Ice Sharks scorer a hat trick and the team an 8-1 lead. With just under four minutes remaining Drew would draw and interference penalty, and he didn't find himself in the box for long, as the Mitchell-East Lake team fired off a wrist shot that went under the Riverview goaltenders pads, making it an 8-2 game. With just over 90 seconds remaining, the Ice Sharks finished off the scoring, netting a backhander off of a rebound that the Mitchell-East Lake goalie just couldn't control (a theme this evening). That would be it for the game, as the final whistle would blow with the Ice Sharks securing a 9-2 victory.


Riverview Ice Sharks Junior Varsity Game #12 - at Mitchell-East Lake JV


"Go Sharks!"


Drew going after the puck along the end boards.


Drew waiting to hop over the boards during a line change.


Drew circling around near the blue line.


Drew waiting for the puck to drop for a faceoff.


Drew winding up...


...and firing a shot...


...and following through as the puck heads towards the net.


Drew controlling the puck in his defensive zone.


Drew looking to make a pass...


...but seeing a lane...


...and deciding to take a shot...


...and firing the puck on net...


...and watching as he follows through.


Drew getting his stick on the puck to slow the Mitchell-East Lake attack.


Drew reach out to deflect a pass.


Drew patrolling his crease on defense.


Drew sliding the puck to the Riverview goaltender so he could cover it up.


Drew carrying the puck out from behind his net as a Mitchell-East Lake skater closes in.


Drew going after a loose puck at center ice.


Drew looking to make a pass from the side of the his net.


Drew gathering in a loose puck...


...and settling it down...


...and winding up... fire the puck on net.


Drew hopping the boards during a line change.


Drew in the box after earning his interference penalty...


...and sharing a chuckle with a teammate on the bench.


Drew looking to make a pass out of the his defensive end.



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