Squirrels 6, Heat 5

The Squirrels won what at one point had the making of a blowout, but slowly became a nail-biter Monday in a thrilling 6-5 win against the Howard County Heat.

The Squirrels got off to a bad start, however, as they took a penalty only 14 seconds into the game and gave up a power play goal.

Jon Danziger tied it before the Squirrels took a couple more penalties. That turned out fine, however, as Amy Reich (who returned from injury) and Tero Moberg each scored shorthanded only 7 seconds apart. Brent Machado then scored less than a minute after that to put the Squirrels up 4-1 going into the second period.

Two more goals by Machado gave the Squirrels a commanding 6-1 lead with about half the game remaining. The Heat scored two quick goals to cut the lead to 6-3 going into the third, then scored two more with more with more than 8 minutes remaining.

The Squirrels killed off the rest of the game like a penalty, staving off what could’ve been an embarrassing Heat comeback and avenging a 7-2 loss to back in January.

It was the third win in a row for the Squirrels.

  The Gardens IH – Patrick      Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 10:00pm
Squirrels 6 Howard Heat 5

 

 Game Details
 Scoring Shots on Goal
1 2 3 Total
Squirrels 4 2 0 6
Howard Heat 1 2 2 5
Squirrels 24
Howard Heat 27

 

 Scoring Summary
Period 1
Howard HeatJohn Hettchen (power play) (unassisted) , 1:26
SquirrelsJonathan Danziger (unassisted) , 4:06
SquirrelsAmy Reich (short handed) (Robert Myers) , 13:32
SquirrelsTero Moberg (short handed) (unassisted) , 13:39
SquirrelsBrent Machado (unassisted) , 14:24
Period 2
SquirrelsBrent Machado (unassisted) , 2:33
SquirrelsBrent Machado (Robert Myers) , 7:14
Howard HeatJase Mock (unassisted) , 9:02
Howard HeatChris Brandolini (unassisted) , 9:42
Period 3
Howard HeatBradley Klukas (Michael Carpenter) , 3:17
Howard HeatKyle Oharo (Chris Brandolini) , 6:31

 

Penalties
Period 1
SquirrelsDesmond Richelsen (Hooking), 2 min , 0:14
Howard HeatCarsten Nilsson (Slashing), 2 min , 6:07
Howard HeatCarsten Nilsson (Slashing), 2 min , 6:07
SquirrelsDesmond Richelsen (Roughing), 2 min , 9:59
SquirrelsBrent Machado (Hooking), 2 min , 12:04
Period 2
SquirrelsCharles Wolstein (Interference), 2 min , 10:09
SquirrelsJonathan Danziger (Tripping), 2 min , 12:01
SquirrelsBrent Machado (Checking from Behind), 2 min , 13:01
Howard HeatChris Brandolini (High Sticking), 2 min , 13:01
Period 3
(no penalties)

 

Rosters
Screaming Squirrels Howard Heat
Goalies
Name Min Shots Saves
11 Torrey Pocock 45 27 22
Name Min Shots Saves
11 Chris Thompson 45 24 18
Players
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
2 Donald Marks 0 0 0 0 0
3 Amy Reich 1 0 1 0 0
9 Charles Wolstein 0 0 0 2 0
10 Brent Machado 3 0 3 4 1
14 Doug Winters 0 0 0 0 0
18 Robert Myers 0 2 2 0 0
19 Benjamin Sumner 0 0 0 0 0
21 Desmond Richelsen 0 0 0 4 0
25 Jonathan Danziger 1 0 1 2 0
61 Tero Moberg 1 0 1 0 0
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
1 Kyle Oharo 1 0 1 0 0
2 Michael Carpenter 0 1 1 0 0
3 Daniel Besseck 0 0 0 0 0
4 Chris Brandolini 1 1 2 2 0
8 Bradley Klukas 1 0 1 0 0
21 Jase Mock 1 0 1 0 0
22 Tom Mcavoy 0 0 0 0 0
31 Thomas Boyd 0 0 0 0 0
33 Gordon Wallace 0 0 0 0 0
50 Joseph Gibbons 0 0 0 0 0
55 John Hettchen 1 0 1 0 0
57 Carsten Nilsson 0 0 0 4 0

 

Other facts
Referee
John Horan, Tom LatonaScorekeeper
Valerie Young