Men’s Hockey drop two games on weekend
November 12, 2013
The Hurricanes men’s hockey team was in action twice this weekend as they tried to get back into the win column after two straight losses.
On Friday they hosted the Montague Maniacs at the Simmons Sport Centre for the first time this season; their previous two matchups seen each team taking one victory this season.
The ‘Canes opened the scoring at 2:47 into the first period when Curtis Martell scored but the Maniacs tied the game at 1-1 at 10:25 when Luke Collings found the back of the net on the power play.
The Maniacs pulled ahead in the second period with goals from Chris Stevenson and on the power play from Peter MacLeod at 3:27 and 6:49. The Hurricanes responded when Martell scored his second of the game at 11:01 to pull to within one.
The Maniacs dominated the third period with three goals from Damon MacDonald, Peter MacLeod and Curtis MacGregor while the Hurricanes could only muster one goal from Patrick Cummiskey in return.
The Manics went on to win the game 6-3 and improve to 7-4 while the Hurricanes dropped to 3-5-2. Montague outshot the ‘Canes 30-27.
On Sunday night the Hurricanes travelled to Kensington to take on the Vipers at the Community Gardens. The Vipers currently sit in first place in the league standings.
The Hurricanes jumped out to a 1-0 lead early when Nick MacDonald scored at 5:14 but less than a minute later we were back to being tied when Jordan Mayhew scored at 6:12.
As the period progressed the Hurricanes continued their pressure, eventually scoring when Nick MacDonald put home his second of the game at 14:22 and Curtis Martell scored at 16:50 to give the Hurricanes the 3-1 lead through the opening period.
In the second the Vipers fought back with a goal 1:27 from Spencer Montgomery to bring the game to within one goal.
The Hurricanes did not back down, Curtis Martell scored at 8:35 to go back up by two goals.
The Vipers clawed back with two goals at 15:24 (Logan Garnhum) and 17:54 (Ryan Kelly) on the power play to tie the game at 4-4 through two periods.
In the third period the Vipers flexed their muscles early when they found the back of the net 46 seconds in on the power play and again at 4:44 to lead 6-4. Kyle Doucette was the scorer on both goals.
The Hurricanes leading scorer Pat Cummiskey scored his twelfth of the season at 11:18 to bring the game back to within one but 23 seconds later Jordan Mayhew gave the Vipers the two-goal advantage once again.
Cummiskey continued to buzz around the Vipers goal, eventually finding the net once more at 14:40 to make the score 7-6 with over five minutes remaining.
Late in the period the Vipers went on to take a penalty with less than two minutes remaining, the Hurricanes called timeout and pulled goaltender Aaron Arsenault in hopes of tying the game but they could not find the back of the net. The Vipers improved to 10-1 on the season with their 7-6 victory while the Hurricanes dropped to 3-6-2 and in fourth place with eight points.
Next up the Hurricanes will travel to Sherwood on Wednesday to take on the Falcons (5-7-1, third place). The ‘Canes are at home next on Saturday when they take on the Kensington Vipers at 8:15 pm at the Simmons Sport Centre.
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