Squirrels 9, Booz Allen Hamilton 8 (SO)

With just six skaters and an injured goalie, the Squirrels skated to an improbable 9-8 shootout victory against the lowly Booz Allen Hamilton squad, who even had a sub goaltender from the higher levels.

With goalie Torrey Pocock nursing a sore shoulder, the Squirrels couldn’t find a sub, nor a seventh player for that matter. That made the win even sweeter. They started off quickly, as Jon Danziger and Ben Sumner gave the Squirrels a 2-0 lead in the first four minutes.

At 2-1 in the second, Sumner scored again but BAH soon scored 4 unanswered goals for a 5-3 lead. The Squirrels called time out for a much needed break. After that, it took Danziger and Vivek Pinto 9 seconds to score twice, which tied the game going into the third period.

Chi Pham scored, and then Sumner scored on a breakaway in the first five minutes of the final frame to give the Squirrels a two goal lead. Then BAH turned it on, scoring three straight to take an 8-7 lead with just a couple of minutes remaining. Desperate for a goal, the Squirrels got one, as Pinto’s effort tied the game.

The last minute was a scramble, as a tired Squirrels team held off BAH to send the game into a shootout.

The Squirrels are good at those. Pinto scored 5-hole and Danziger scored with the pull-back-and-lift, while Pocock kept 2-of-3 shots out of the net.

This being final game of the regular season, the game meant absolutely nothing in the standings, as the Squirrels already locked up the fifth seed and will play the Howard County Heat in the first round of the playoffs next week.

  The Gardens IH – Logsdon      Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 8:57pm
Squirrels 9 Booz Allen Hamilton 8

 

 Game Details
 Scoring Shots on Goal
1 2 3 SO Total
Squirrels 2 3 3 1 9
Booz Allen Hamilton 1 4 3 0 8
Squirrels 25
Booz Allen Hamilton 33

 

 Scoring Summary
Period 1
SquirrelsJonathan Danziger (Chi Pham, Torrey Pocock) , 1:42
SquirrelsBenjamin Sumner (Jonathan Danziger, Alexander Kozen) , 3:14
Booz Allen HamiltonNick Wetzel (unassisted) , 4:20
Period 2
SquirrelsBenjamin Sumner (Jonathan Danziger) , 0:36
Booz Allen HamiltonJeffrey Wong (Matt Powers, Nick Wetzel) , 1:35
Booz Allen HamiltonAndrew Bolka (Erik Davis, Nick Wetzel) , 5:39
Booz Allen HamiltonMatt Powers (Nick Wetzel, Erik Davis) , 9:42
Booz Allen HamiltonMatt Powers (Nick Wetzel) , 10:56
SquirrelsJonathan Danziger (Doug Winters) , 12:19
SquirrelsVivek Pinto (Benjamin Sumner) , 12:28
Period 3
SquirrelsChi Pham (Vivek Pinto) , 3:19
SquirrelsBenjamin Sumner (Vivek Pinto) , 5:46
Booz Allen HamiltonMatt Powers (Erik Davis) , 7:40
Booz Allen HamiltonAndrew Bolka (Nick Wetzel) , 8:47
Booz Allen HamiltonErik Davis (Jeffrey Wong) , 12:50
SquirrelsVivek Pinto (unassisted) , 13:56
Shootout
SquirrelsJonathan Danziger (unassisted) , 0:01

 

Shootout
 Squirrels  Booz Allen Hamilton
SHOOTER SCORE
Vivek Pinto yes
Jonathan Danziger yes
SHOOTER  SCORE
Matt Powers no
Andrew Bolka yes
Nick Wetzel no
TOTALS:    2 TOTALS:    1      

 

Penalties
Period 1
Booz Allen HamiltonErik Davis (Hooking), 2 min , 5:56
Period 2
(no penalties)
Period 3
Booz Allen HamiltonParke Brewer Jr (Hooking), 2 min , 13:56

 

Rosters
Screaming Squirrels Booz Allen Hamilton
Goalies
Name Min Shots Saves
11 Torrey Pocock 45 33 25
Name Min Shots Saves
00 Sub Goalie 45 24 16
Players
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
4 Chi Pham 1 1 2 0 0
14 Doug Winters 0 1 1 0 0
17 Vivek Pinto 2 2 4 0 0
19 Benjamin Sumner 3 1 4 0 0
25 Jonathan Danziger 2 2 4 0 0
56 Alexander Kozen 0 1 1 0 0
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
0 Nick Wetzel 1 5 6 0 0
2 Aaron Greenwald 0 0 0 0 0
11 Shylo Seppala 0 0 0 0 0
12 Andrew Bolka 2 0 2 0 0
17 Jeffrey Wong 1 1 2 0 0
019 Erik Davis 1 3 4 2 0
19 Parke Brewer Jr 0 0 0 2 0
21 Matt Powers 3 1 4 0 0
35 Stephen Grimes 0 0 0 0 0
77 Richard Whitford 0 0 0 0 0
80 Rich Creighton 0 0 0 0 0

 

Other facts
Referee
Michael Miller, Didier DevynckScorekeeper
Melissa Mumma