Squirrels 3, Vikings 3

Playing against the top team in the league Sunday, the Screaming Squirrels knew they would have to at the very least shut down two players on the Vikings who not only are too good for the C division, but don’t even wear the same jersey as the rest of the team. The Squirrels succeeded just enough to earn a 3-3 tie.

Brent Machado got the scoring started at 13:48 of the first, but then one of the Vikings’ ringers skated around everyone and got a goal, and the score was tied after the first period.

In the second period, the Squirrels got goals from Ben Sumner and Rob Myers to go up 3-1, but a neutral-zone turnover cost the Squirrels soon after as the Vikings cut the score to 3-2.

The Squirrels had a golden opportunity in the third period with several power plays, including one that lasted four minutes, but instead yielded a shorthanded goal, and the score stood at 3-3.

Drew Thiemann made 25 saves in net as the Squirrels put up 29 shots. Sumner, Myers, Machado, Matt Borlik, Desi Richelsen, Tony Richelsen, Charles Wolstein, Greg Wenograd, Paul Kobernick and Brian Jackson played for the Squirrels.

The next game is Sunday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. against D.C. Fire.