Ice: Squirrels 4, Hockey Donkeys 3

The Squirrels barely survived a late game flurry Tuesday, getting lucky that one extra second wasn’t on the clock, as they managed a 4-3 win that wasn’t as close as the final score seemed.

Hockey Donkeys got on the board in the first period, but a 5-on-3 power play early in the second helped net them two goals in the first three minutes. Tony Richelsen scored the first from the blue line, then Ben Sumner smacked in a rebound after Vivek Pinto’s shot. Shortly after, Rob Meyers scored, then Jon Danziger roofed a shot as the Squirrels went up 4-1 going into the third.

The Squirrels played fine in the third period, keeping the puck and developing several chances. But Hockey Donkeys found the net about midway through, killed a penalty, then had a mad scramble in the closing minutes. They scored again with 42 second remaining, and got a shot away at the buzzer which hit the goalie and went in. But it was too late, and the Squirrels came away with the victory in the regular season finally.

Brent Machado led the Squirrels in scoring with 20 points, including a league-leading 14 assists, while Danziger led the team in goals with 11. The Squirrels finished in fourth place, though several of the losses came early against the higher division.

  The Gardens IH – Logsdon      Mon, Aug 01, 2016 at 8:12pm
Squirrels 4 Hockey Donkeys 3

 

 Game Details
 Scoring Shots on Goal
1 2 3 Total
Squirrels 0 4 0 4
Hockey Donkeys 1 0 2 3
Squirrels 27
Hockey Donkeys 24

 

 Scoring Summary
Period 1
Hockey DonkeysDylan Drzewicki (Robert Porter, Aaron Llanso) , 6:58
Period 2
SquirrelsAnthony Richelsen (power play) (Vivek Pinto, Terry Young) , 1:28
SquirrelsBenjamin Sumner (power play) (Vivek Pinto) , 2:52
SquirrelsRobert Myers (Anthony Richelsen) , 4:24
SquirrelsJonathan Danziger (Brent Machado) , 11:02
Period 3
Hockey DonkeysDennis Lorenti (Stephen Spadaro) , 8:04
Hockey DonkeysDaniel Leach (unassisted) , 14:13

 

Penalties
Period 1
Hockey DonkeysDaniel Leach (Tripping), 2 min , 14:52
Period 2
SquirrelsBrent Machado (Hooking), 2 min , 14:00
Period 3
Hockey DonkeysDavid Hockey (Cross Checking), 2 min , 11:39
SquirrelsRobert Cobb (Roughing), 2 min , 12:53
Hockey DonkeysDylan Drzewicki (Roughing), 2 min , 12:53

 

Rosters
Screaming Squirrels Hockey Donkeys
Goalies
Name Min Shots Saves
11 Torrey Pocock 45 24 21
Name Min Shots Saves
35 Matthew Goodwin 45 27 23
Players
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
2 Donald Marks 0 0 0 0 0
8 Robert Cobb 0 0 0 2 0
10 Brent Machado 0 1 1 2 0
12 Anthony Richelsen 1 1 2 0 0
15 Calvin Cobb 0 0 0 0 0
17 Vivek Pinto 0 2 2 0 0
18 Robert Myers 1 0 1 0 0
19 Benjamin Sumner 1 0 1 0 0
21 Desmond Richelsen 0 0 0 0 0
25 Jonathan Danziger 1 0 1 0 1
92 Terry Young 0 1 1 0 0
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
3 Wendy Hockey 0 0 0 0 0
04 Stephen Spadaro 0 1 1 0 0
4 Joey Hockey 0 0 0 0 0
7 Robert Porter 0 1 1 0 0
9 David Hockey 0 0 0 2 0
20 Mark Schwaiger 0 0 0 0 0
21 Keith Swaim 0 0 0 0 0
24 Aaron Llanso 0 1 1 0 0
29 Dylan Drzewicki 1 0 1 2 0
47 Dennis Lorenti 1 0 1 0 0
68 Doug Hockey 0 0 0 0 0
72 Evan Kinsey 0 0 0 0 0
81 Daniel Leach 1 0 1 2 0
89 Andrew Kinsey 0 0 0 0 0

 

Other facts
Referee
James Novak, , Stuart SimmsScorekeeper
Kim Martin