Hurricanes earn two points in weekend shootout/overtime losses; now prepare for Wednesday
October 15, 2013
The Holland Hurricanes lost two close games over the weekend, picking up two points in the process. They will now turn their attention to Wednesdays road game with the Sherwood Falcons.
Saturday – Hurricanes 5 vs. Sherwood Falcons 6 (Shootout)
On Saturday the Hurricanes hosted the Sherwood Falcons at the Simmons Sport Centre for an IJHL regular season game. Jonathan Boutin made his season debut in goal for the ‘Canes while former Hurricane Kody MacDonald started for the Falcons.
The Hurricanes started fast with goals in the first period from Jonny Richards (assists to Blake Ozon and Jordan Gallant) and Ryan Trowsdale (assists to Cody White and Patrick Cummiskey) to give them a 2-0 lead heading into the intermission. The Falcons outshot the ‘Canes 17-11 in the first period.
In the second period the Falcons came out firing, scoring two goals in less than four minutes (Lucas Matthews and Brandon Birt) to tie the game at 2-2. The Hurricanes bounced back however when Patrick Cummiskey added his third of the season, a power play goal, midway through the period from Adam Gardner to put the ‘Canes back up 3-2. Late in the period the Falcons struck quickly again, adding two more goals four minutes and thirteen seconds (Donald Duffy and Lucas Matthews) to give them their first lead of the game heading into the dressing room after forty minutes, 4-3.
In the third period the game seen chances at both ends until ‘Canes forward Dalton MacDonald found the back of the net with 3:31 remaining with assists going to Patrick Cummiskey and Curtis Martell, tying the game at 4-4. This was short lived however, as Harrison Nicholson scored 44 seconds later to allow the Falcons to regain the lead once more, now up 5-4 with 2:47 remaining.
After a Hurricanes timeout and with a pulled goaltender the ‘Canes pressured the Falcons for the tying goal, and with just two seconds remaining team captain Blake Ozon found the back of the net to tie the game at 5-5 and send it to overtime, assists went to Ryan Trowsdale and Patrick Cummiskey. Shots at the end of regulation were 42-33 in favor of the Falcons. Five minutes of overtime solved nothing and we were headed to a shootout.
After misses by the Falcons Brandon Birt and the Hurricanes Blake Ozon, Sherwoods Craig Dougan found the back of the net to give his team the edge. With misses from Martell (HC), Dillon (SHE) and Cummiskey (HC) the game was over with the Falcons, now with a 2-2 record, taking the 6-5 shootout victory.
Sunday – Hurricanes 3 @ Kensington Vipers 4 (Overtime)
On Sunday night the Hurricanes visited the Kensington Vipers for the first time this season. The Vipers entered the game with a perfect 2-0 record while the ‘Canes entered at 1-1-1.
The first period was a back and forth game with the Vipers edging the ‘Canes in shots 15-12. The Vipers struck first with a goal 13:17 into the period by Spencer Montgomery, Adam Wight and Josh Bowman were credited with the assists. This held up for just over five minutes when the ‘Canes Patrick Cummiskey tied the game with his fourth of the season. Logan Welsh and Jordan Gallant assisted on the goal.
The second period seen much of the same, a slight edge in shots on goal for the Vipers (13-8) but a goal aside, Logan Garnhum for Kensington from Adam Wight and Spencer Montgomery and Ryan Trowsdale for the Hurricanes from Blake Ozon and Jonny Richards left the game tied at 2-2 through forty minutes.
There was no scoring in the third period while the Vipers outshot the ‘Canes 13-11. After sixty minutes we were tied at 2-2 and heading to overtime. The Vipers outshot the Hurricanes 41-31 in regulation.
In overtime it took just 1:45 for the Vipers Jeremy Jollimore to score to give Kensington the 3-2 overtime victory, Tanner MacGuigan assisted on the goal.
The Vipers now sit in first place with a 3-0 record early in the season while the Hurricanes, now 1-1-2 sit in a tie for second place.
Matt Derry played in goal for the Hurricanes while Dylan MacQuaid was in goal for the Vipers.
The Hurricanes now turn their attention to the Sherwood Falcons for a mid-week matchup at the Cody Banks Arena. Wednesday at 8:00pm the puck will drop with the Hurricanes looking to get back in the win column after three straight one-goal losses. The ‘Canes, 1-1-2 are currently tied with the Falcons (2-2) in the standings as both teams sit in second place.
Jonathan Boutin is expected to start for Holland College in goal.
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