Playoffs: Piranhas 4, Squirrels 2

Jason Nehmer, left, celebrates his first goal with Mark Tessar.

The Piranhas sort of got their revenge after several losses against the Squirrels by bouncing them from the playoffs Thursday, 4-2. The Squirrels had beaten them twice this season, and 8-0 in last winter’s finals.

The Squirrels dressed a full bench but the league’s leading scorer, John Kucharski (who had 14 more points than the second league leader), notched two goals, including the winner in the third. In his final game before moving to Kentucky, Jason Nehmer (No. 88, pictured) scored twice.

The Piranhas, the third seed, advance to the finals for the second winter in a row, where they will face the No. 1 seed, the Highlanders, who beat DC Fire in overtime.

The Squirrels will be back on the ice soon as they’re fielding another summer team.

The Gardens IH – Patrick      Thu, Apr 07, 2011 at 9:44 pm
Piranhas 4 Screaming Squirrels 2

 

Game Details
Scoring Shots on Goal
1 2 3 Total
Piranhas 2 0 2 4
Screaming Squirrels 0 1 1 2
Piranhas 27
Squirrels 23

 

Scoring Summary
Period 1
PiranhasJohn Kucharski (unassisted) , 0:20
PiranhasDavid Montgomery (unassisted) , 3:57
Period 2
Screaming SquirrelsJason Nehmer (Mark Tessar) , 5:54
Period 3
PiranhasJohn Kucharski (Robert Llano) , 1:01
Screaming SquirrelsJason Nehmer (unassisted) , 3:17
PiranhasHarry Mcintyre (Chris Neall, Gary Gilbert) , 7:51

 

Penalties
Period 1
Screaming SquirrelsJeffrey Bobeck (Interference), 2 min , 13:58
PiranhasChris Neall (Roughing), 2 min , 15:00
Period 2
PiranhasDavid Montgomery (Holding), 2 min , 5:54
Screaming SquirrelsDoug Winters (Interference), 2 min , 8:47
PiranhasDavid Montgomery (Head Contact/Checking), 2 min , 9:18
Period 3
Screaming SquirrelsBrent Machado (High Sticking), 2 min , 4:07
PiranhasBrian Neall (Tripping), 2 min , 11:13

 

Rosters
Piranhas Screaming Squirrels
Goalies
Name Min Shots Saves
30 Joe Messina 45 23 21
Name Min Shots Saves
30 Eric Coulson 45 27 23
Players
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
1 Alex Baddock 0 0 0 0 0
5 Al Samples 0 0 0 0 0
08 John Kucharski 2 0 2 0 1
9 Harry Mcintyre 1 0 1 0 0
11 Gary Gilbert 0 1 1 0 0
19 David Montgomery 1 0 1 4 0
22 John Lancey 0 0 0 0 0
68 Dave Quigley 0 0 0 0 0
73 Chris Neall 0 1 1 2 0
81 Brian Neall 0 0 0 2 0
88 Robert Llano 0 1 1 0 0
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
2 Donald Marks 0 0 0 0 0
4 Chi Pham 0 0 0 0 0
5 Robert Valdes 0 0 0 0 0
7 Doug Winters 0 0 0 2 0
9 Charles Wolstein 0 0 0 0 0
10 Brent Machado 0 0 0 2 0
12 Anthony Richelsen 0 0 0 0 0
16 Michael Ricci 0 0 0 0 0
18 Robert Myers 0 0 0 0 0
22 Jeffrey Bobeck 0 0 0 2 0
50 Paul Kobernick 0 0 0 0 0
61 Tero Moberg 0 0 0 0 0
77 Jeff Headlee 0 0 0 0 0
88 Jason Nehmer 2 0 2 0 0
96 Mark Tessar 0 1 1 0 0

 

Other facts
Referee
Default Referee, Patricia Foote, Keith RaygorScorekeeper
Alyssa Walker