Sunday, November 7, 2010

Shoot Out Showdown for the 6th Straight Warriors Win

The Warriors made it six wins in a row at the Civic Center Sunday night, stealing a 2-1 decision against the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds. Star goaltender and NHL draft pick of the Colorado Avalanche, Calvin Pickard was a force between the iron for the T-birds. Warriors starting goaltender, Thomas Heemskerk was outstanding on the night.
First period would be a battle between goalies, with no scoring left on the board. Second period would bring on the T-birds first goal of the night from Marcel Noebels at 11:02 on the power play. Dallas Ehrhardt would look to spark his team at 12:45, throwing a punishing fist fest against Jacob Doty.

The third period would still see the tribe scoreless with Pickard shutting down countless chances. Finally at 14:08 of the third, twenty year old Dylan Hood would give the Warriors the first marker of the night and an important one at that. Each team wouldn’t be able to capitalize the reminder of the third or in over time.
To a shoot out we would go. Heemskerk vs Pickard for the 2 points. Warriors Antonin Honejsek started things off but would be denied. Up next for Seattle, Burke Gallimore. He would go high over Heemskerk. Brendan Rowinski faced Calvin Pickard next but would not be able to sneak one past. Marcel Noebels, who had the lone goal for Seattle would punch one right into Heemskerk’s glove. Assistant Captain Quinton Howden would have the next try at Pickard, a player he has seen at many team Canada events, Howden would go top shelf, off of Pickard’s back and in! Luke Lockhart would be stopped and the Warriors steal the win with a score of 2-1.

Warriors went 0/8 on the PP against the nearly unstoppable Calvin Pickard. The Warriors were 5/6 on the PK. A big advantage to the tribe was the truck himself, Dylan McIlrath who laid out hit after bone crushing hit. Moose Jaw fired an incredible 45 shots on net and Heemskerk faced a solid 30 in the win.
Warriors have a bit of time to recuperate and will be back at home for 3 games in 4 nights starting on Friday.

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