Hurricanes stretch win streak to three, defeat Falcons in shootout
February 6, 2014
The Holland Hurricanes took on the Sherwood Falcons on Wednesday night at the Cody Banks Arena as part of the Island Junior Hockey League’s regular season; the ‘Canes were coming off a 5-0 victory on Saturday versus the Falcons and a 4-3 overtime win over the Montague Maniacs heading into the game.
Matt Derry made his third straight start in goal for the ‘Canes while Daniel Nicholson got the nod for the Falcons.
In six games versus the Falcons this season the Hurricanes held a record of 2-3-1 heading into Wednesday’s matchup.
The Hurricanes would open the scoring in the first period when first year Sport & Leisure management student, Andrew Skinner would score his seventh of the season at 10:16 with assists to Logan Toole and Patrick Cummiskey. The Hurricanes would pounce again before the period would end when Jonny Richards scored at 18:29 to give the ‘Canes the 2-0 lead. Assists went to Nick MacDonald and Will Connolly.
The Falcons would gain some momentum in the second when Trevor MacKinnon scored just 18 seconds into the period, followed by a Conner Dillon goal at 10:53 on the power play to tie the game at 2-2.
Before the second period would end the two teams would exchange goals; first Adam Gardner, a second year Golf Club Management student would score at 11:50 (assist to Jonny Richards) followed by a Falcons goal by Lucas Holmes at 13:07 making the game 3-3 heading into the third period.
In the third the Falcons would take their first lead of the game at 3:24 when John Young scored an even strength goal but at 7:47 the Hurricanes Adam Gardner would score his second of the night and ninth of the season to tie the game at 4-4, sending the game to overtime.
The Hurricanes would take five shots in overtime while the Falcons would add four but there was no scoring.
In the shootout both teams sent in six shooters but none were able to find the back of the net until the Hurricanes defenceman Curtis Hall put the ‘Canes ahead followed by a Matt Derry save to give Holland College the 5-4 shootout victory.
The Hurricanes outshot the Falcons 43-36 in the game.
With the win the Hurricanes improve to 7-17-3 and move to within three points of the fourth place Western Red Wings.
Holland College is in action next on Saturday night at home versus the Kensington Vipers at 8:15pm. This will be their last home game of the season at the Simmons Sports Centre before playoffs.
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