Friday, January 20, 2012
WARRIORS WIN IN OT
Another one-goal game between the Ice and the Warriors, no surprise there. The final 6-5 might have you doing a double-take when reading the scoring summary. The game was closely contested and extra time was needed to decide who skated away with two points. Andrew Johnson made sure the Warriors got that extra point. Making a play on the wall to keep the puck and heading to the front of the net, Johnson stroked the puck into the yawning cage off a rebound when Edmundson put the puck at the net from the corner.
Each team scored twice in the third. Kootenay grabbed an early lead in the third period. The Warriors even the game once again when Kendall McFaull scored his fourth of the season, James Henry and Cody Beach had the assists, his second helper on the night. The Ice would break the tie with one minute and seven seconds left on the clock with the Warriors down a man. With 51 seconds on the clock the Warriors sent the game to extra time. Joel Edmundson scored his first goal of the season with a seeing-eyed point shot bulged the twine. Quinton Howden and Cam Braes assisted on the goal.
The second period the teams played a little tighter. The Ice tied the game late in the second. Tremblay faced 16 shots in the frame while the Warriors put 10 towards the Ice cage.
The Warriors had to play catch up as the Ice took the lead with a shorthanded goal. The Warriors answered a minute and a half later with a powerplay goal. Kenton Miller scored his 16th of the season tipping the point shot by Justin Kirsch. Quinton Howden also picked up an assist on the goal. The Ice took the lead again with a man advantage goal. Four seconds later, Andrew Johnson scored his 12th of the season, again, on a Warriors' powerplay to tie the game at 2-2. Rounding out the scoring in the first period, rookie Eric Arnold wristed a shot top shelf glove side to put the Warriors up 3-2. The Warriors fired 12 shots at the Ice net. Tremblay faced six shots in the period.
To finish out the first month of 2012, the Warriors play two on the road, Regina tomorrow night and Swift Current on Tuesday (Jan. 24th). The two home dates are back-to-back games next Friday when the Blades come to town and the Broncos pay a visit to Mosaic. As the Warriors have four games left in the month.
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1 Andrew Johnson 2 Sam Reinhart (ICE) 3 Kenton Miller HWW Jordan Wyton
1. KTN E. Benoit, (10) (D. McKinlay), 7:29 (SH)
1. M.J K. Miller, (16) (J. Kirsch, Q. Howden), 9:00 (PP)
1. KTN S. Reinhart, (16) (J. Antilla, J. Dirk), 10:31 (PP)
1. M.J A. Johnson, (12) (D. Ehrhardt, C. Beach), 10:35 (PP)
1. M.J E. Arnold, (7) (J. Wyton), 16:43
2. KTN J. Martin, (3) (L. Cable, J. Hubic), 15:28
3. KTN J. Martin, (4) (J. Leach), 3:56
3. M.J K. McFaull, (4) (C. Beach, J. Henry), 13:48
3. KTN B. Montgomery, (14) (S. Reinhart, M. Reinhart), 18:53 (PP)
3. M.J J. Edmundson, (1) (Q. Howden, C. Braes), 19:09
OT. M.J A. Johnson, (13) (J. Edmundson, K. McFaull), 2:27
Tremblay - 25 saves on 30 shots
Lieuwen - 30 saves on 36 shots