Game 5

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Monday, November 28th, 2022              

Game #5

Amalie Arena - Tampa 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Riverview Ice Sharks 1   1 0 2
Plant Panthers    1 0 1 1 1 1 5

Period Length

15:00 15:00 15:00  


Drew and his Riverview Ice Sharks teammates finally got a chance to play the game that was postponed back in September due to Hurricane Ian. They travelled to Amalie Arena, home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, to take on the Plant Panthers.

The game got off to a good start for the Riverview team, as they managed to get the first four shots on goal. They converted their fourth shot for a 1-0 lead, as they were able to secure a rebound and fire the puck up and over the Plant goaltender. The two teams would trade some quality scoring chances over the course of the remainder of the period, and it looked like it was going to end with the Ice Sharks up, but the Panthers were able to convert on a wrist shot in between the faceoff dots to tie things up with just under a minute to play. The period would come to a close with the score tied 1-1.

Like the opening period, the Ice Sharks got off to a quick start in the second period as well. They scored just thirty two seconds in, on a great pass from behind the net to right in front of the net where the puck was quickly deposited into the back of the net for a 2-1 lead. Despite a lot of back and forth action, there would be no additional scoring the period, and the two teams would head into the third with the Ice Sharks in the lead.

The third period definitely did not go the way the Riverview coaches, players, or fans would have hoped. A little over two minutes in the Panthers tied the game once again as the Ice Sharks goaltender dropped the puck while making a save, and the Plant forwards were able to pounce on the puck and slap it into the back of the net for a 2-2 score. Not even three minutes later the Panthers took their first lead of the game, this time after taking a hard drive to the net and getting the puck over the shoulder of the Ice Sharks goaltender. A Plant penalty gave the Riverview team a chance to get back into the game, but a shorthanded breakaway goal less than a minute into the Sharks man-advantage made it a 4-2 game with a little over eight and a half minutes to play. With three and a half to play, the Panthers would thread a pass through the crease, where they managed to get a stick on the puck and tap it behind the Riverview goaltender. That goal would be the final one of the game, as the Riverview Ice Sharks would fall by a 5-2 score.


Riverview Ice Sharks Varsity Game #5 - at Plant Panthers


Drew and his teammates getting some pre-game instructions from their coaches.


Drew challenging a Plant player at the blue line...


...and getting him to cough up the puck.


Drew looking on as a pass gets by a Panthers skater.


Drew challenging for the puck along the boards.


Drew taking control of the puck inside the blue line.


Drew doing his best to screen the Panthers goaltender.


Drew nearly getting high-sticked as he plays the puck.


Drew making a hit along the boards.


Drew trying to keep the Plant player from getting to the loose puck.



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