The Squirrels were scratching their heads Sunday, wondering why a 35-13 shot advantage only translated into a 3-1 come-from-behind victory against a team that is second-to-last in the standings.
Outplaying, outshooting, and out-hustling Meltdown was barely enough. After a scoreless first period, Meltdown got on the board first with a powerplay goal at 13:47. A few minutes later, the Squirrels finally scored on a shot by Greg Wenograd. The 1-1 tie lasted most of the second period before Chris Long knocked in Ed Bager’s pass to give the Squirrels the lead with 1:45 remaining in the second period. 27 seconds later, Ben Sumner sent a pass to Rob Myers, who got the puck past the goaltender for a 3-1 lead. The score stood for the rest of the game.
The Squirrels played without Chi Pham, Don Marks, and Sergio Balatan, and found themselves with 12 forwards and 4 defensemen before shifting back Wade Marks and Tony Richelsen.
The next game is Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 10:25 p.m. against Southwest Airlines.
Squirrels Notes: Defenseman Desmond Richelsen recently got engaged to Squirrel superfan, Trisha.