|Drew and his Riverview Ice Sharks teammates took on the Newsome
Wolves white squad in tonight's contest, facing off in the TGH Ice
Plex spring league. The two teams played a pretty close game
throughout the first period. Despite being outshot 10-5 in the
opening period, it appeared that the opening twelve minutes would go
scoreless. Unfortunately, with just 15 seconds left to play, the
Newsome team was able to pounce on a rebound and tap it through the
Riverview goalie's pads. The Ice Sharks would find themselves down
1-0 heading into the second.
After scoring late in the first
period, the Newsome Wolves would find the back of the net early in
the second. Just 45 seconds in they would jump on another rebound,
this one a big carom that they were able to slap in to grab a 2-0
score. The two teams would battle back and forth for the remainder
of the period, trading scoring opportunities. The Sharks were
outshot once again, but they managed to limit the damage for the
majority of the period. Unfortunately another late goal would deepen
their deficit, as the Wolves were able to find the back of the net
on a wrist shot after a pass from behind the goal. With less than 15
seconds to go, the Sharks were now down by a 3-0 score.
Like a replay of the first two periods, a late goal in the second
would be followed up by an early goal in the third. This time a
Wolves skater blew by Drew and managed to fire a wrister into the
back of the net, making it a 4-0 score. Being down led the Ice
Sharks to take some chances on offense, and it finally led them to
have an advantage in shots on goal. With just over seven minutes to
play one of the Riverview forwards managed to pick the pocket of a
Newsome skater and headed up the ice with possession of the puck.
The steal led to a wrister that found the back of the net, and
narrowed the deficit to a 4-1 score. They kept firing shots on goal,
but they weren't able to close the scoring gap any further. The game
would come to an end with the 4-1 score standing.