Dead Kings 8, Squirrels 1

Van der Vossen’s Goal Spoils Dead Kings’ Shutout Bid

One on one, he kicked it in the crease, to his stick, and slammed it between the goaltender’s pads in the far right corner. With less than a minute remaining in the game, Phil Van der Vossen finally put the Screaming Squirrels on the board, temporarily stopping a running clock and showing the Dead Kings that shutting out the Squirrels one thing they haven’t accomplished in their blowout victories.

After a promising start for the Squirrels, Sunday’s game ended 8-1, their fourth loss in a row in which they were outscored 36-6. The Squirrels only allowed one goal in the first period before the Dead Kings opened the floodgates with long passes up the middle to streaking forwards.

Don Marks and Jared Genser missed the game for the Squirrels, and Drew Thiemann played half of the game on defense before leaving for a playoff game in a different league. The Squirrels used a substitute goaltender.

The next game is Tuesday, at 9:15 p.m. against Honkey Kong in Resor.