Week 4 Recaps
Week Four Mirrors Week One In Black/Gold Rematch
Well, we finally hit the stage of the season where teams got to play each other for the second time. This meant a rematch of the Week One thriller between the Black Bears and Golden Eagles, which saw the Bears pull out a win thanks to a Matt Delmonico goal in the final minute of play.
The Eagles came out soaring in this one, thanks to James Rahe, who scored on just the second shot attempt of the game. Rahe would finish the night with seven goals, including a first quarter hattrick. The first half continued to roll along smoothly for the guys in gold, heading into halftime they earned themselves an 11-6 lead over the only remaining undefeated team in the league.
In the second half the Bears shook things up on both sides of the floor. This meant that we got our first chance to see Lee Jackman in his debut for the Bears since being acquired via trade from the Grey Wolves. Jackman finished with 17 saves, 14 of them coming in the fourth quarter alone.
After a third quarter that saw the Bears battle back with seven goals, while holding the Eagles to just three, both teams traded goals back and forth (in the fourth) until Rahe buried the game winner past Jackman with just three minutes remaining in the game.
A spread out offense was the play of attack for the Golden Eagles in this one. 11 different players found their way onto the score sheet, and six of those 11 players ended with three or more points on route to a 17-15 win.
Players Of The Game: Thomas Semple and Mitchell Nolet
Wolves Look To Right The Ship Against The High Flying Hawks
The last time these two teams faced off, the Red Skyhawks cruised to a 16-9 victory. This time around the Grey Wolves looked to prove that their 0-3 start to this season is just a minor hiccup, and that their first meeting with the Hawks was just a fluke.
The Wolves certainly had a stroke of luck on their side early in this one, with a couple of power plays handed out in their favor. They found themselves tied 2-2 at the start of the second quarter, and on another power play, but back to back shorthanded goals for the Hawks moved the momentum in their direction. But the Hawks wouldn’t roll over and die.
Despite only scoring three goals in the third quarter, the Hawks still only found themselves down by three and were determined to let their offensive studs pull them out of the hole. The only problem for them, however, was that the Hawks saved their best work for the final frame as well.
The Wolves found a way to notch six goals in the fourth, more than they had scored in any quarter up until that point. But the Hawks were able to match their total exactly with six goals of their own, all scored by different players.
The Wolves looked to right their ship against the Hawks, but thanks to four goal efforts from both Mitch McDole and Dean Fairall, Team Red handed Team Grey their fourth straight loss in a 16-13 final.
Players Of The Game: Dean Fairall and Chase McIntyre