Men’s Hockey ‘Canes fall to Vipers Saturday night
October 21, 2013
The Men’s Hurricanes hosted the Kensington Vipers at the Simmons Sport Centre on Saturday night in a game between the two teams tied for first place in the IJHL standings. Jonathan Boutin started in goal for the ‘Canes while Jordan Zember made his season debut for the Vipers.
The Vipers struck early when Adam Wight found the back of the net 1:47 in and added another at 9:58. The Hurricanes Ryan Trowsdale cut into the lead at 16:59 when he scored his third of the season; Blake Ozon and Jonny Richards picked up the assists. The Vipers led 2-1 through twenty minutes.
In the second the Vipers jumped ahead with three goals from Jordan Mayhew, Ryan Murray and Spencer McAllister on the power play to give them a 5-1 through two periods.
Holland College responded in the third period with plenty of power play opportunities, first when Patrick Cummiskey scored his seventh of the season at 3:06 from Curtis Martell and Will Connolly. They then responded later in the period when Curtis Halls’ point shot found the back of the net, Jordan Gallant and Jonny Richards earned assists on the goal to make it 5-3.
With the goaltender pulled the ‘Canes called a timeout and had numerous scoring chances but the Vipers Adam Wight managed to force a turnover and find the open net to give the Vipers the 6-3 victory.
The Hurricanes drop to 2-2-2 on the season. The Vipers outshot the Hurricanes 47-41.
The Hurricanes host the Western Red Wings on Saturday night at the Simmons Sport Centre at 8:15 pm.
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