Playoffs: Squirrels 4, Bullets 2

The Squirrels advanced to the division finals by knocking out the top-seeded Bullets on Thursday, dominating most of the game en route to a 4-2 victory.

Marc Irby scored – on his birthday – less than a minute into the game by knocking a rebound into a gaping net. At 12:48, the Squirrels made a routine zone entry as Jon Danziger carried in the puck from the left wing, and centered to Vivek Pinto who had enough room to slide the puck into the net.

Despite out-possessing the Bullets and outshooting them 47-23, the Squirrels had a hard time getting pucks past goalie Shane Smith. A misplay of the puck out of the crease by Smith, however, was the break the Squirrels needed to extend their lead, as Brent Machado found himself with a puck at the blue line and a wide-open net to shoot at. Right off the next faceoff, Machado scored again, and the Squirrels appeared to be blowing the game open. They’d have many more chances but Smith kept the puck out of the net for the remainder of the game.

The Squirrels had more chances in the third but the Bullets pressed, finally scoring twice in the last four minutes and came an inch from scoring a third with about ten seconds remaining.

The Squirrels will play the Whalers on Sunday at 3:10 p.m. for the championship.

  The Gardens IH – Resor      Thu, Apr 06, 2017 at 9:16pm
Bullets Bronze 3A 2 Screaming Squirrels 4

 

 Game Details
 Scoring Shots on Goal
1 2 3 Total
Bullets Bronze 3A 0 0 2 2
Screaming Squirrels 2 2 0 4
Bullets Bronze 3A 23
Screaming Squirrels 47

 

 Scoring Summary
Period 1
Screaming SquirrelsMarc Irby (Vivek Pinto, Benjamin Sumner) , 0:52
Screaming SquirrelsVivek Pinto (Jonathan Danziger) , 12:48
Period 2
Screaming SquirrelsBrent Machado (unassisted) , 5:48
Screaming SquirrelsBrent Machado (Jonathan Danziger) , 5:59
Period 3
Bullets Bronze 3AParker Hamilton (unassisted) , 11:53
Bullets Bronze 3ASteven Classy (Parker Hamilton, Greg Huizinga) , 13:27

 

Penalties
Period 1
Bullets Bronze 3ATony Legambi (Holding), 2 min , 5:38
Period 2
Screaming SquirrelsJonathan Danziger (Interference), 2 min , 13:52
Period 3
Bullets Bronze 3AEthan Paine (Slashing), 2 min , 6:03
Bullets Bronze 3ASamuel Jack (Cross Checking), 2 min , 14:16

 

Rosters
Bullets Bronze 3A Screaming Squirrels
Goalies
Name Min Shots Saves
35 Shane Smith 45 47 43
Name Min Shots Saves
37 Merritt Lyon 45 23 21
Players
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
0 Samuel Jack 0 0 0 2 0
6 Brendan Sullivan 0 0 0 0 0
8 Sean Coppie 0 0 0 0 0
20 Steven Classy 1 0 1 0 0
023 Parker Hamilton 1 1 2 0 0
23 Greg Huizinga 0 1 1 0 0
26 Ethan Paine 0 0 0 2 0
36 Evan Clinton 0 0 0 0 0
37 Brendan Henry 0 0 0 0 0
45 Adam Moore 0 0 0 0 0
50 Alan Odenthal 0 0 0 0 0
55 Tony Legambi 0 0 0 2 0
87 Karim Zarhloul 0 0 0 0 0
94 Paul Luethy 0 0 0 0 0
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
2 Donald Marks 0 0 0 0 0
5 Robert Valdes 0 0 0 0 0
7 Neil Shah 0 0 0 0 0
8 Marc Irby 1 0 1 0 0
10 Brent Machado 2 0 2 0 1
12 Anthony Richelsen 0 0 0 0 0
17 Vivek Pinto 1 1 2 0 0
19 Benjamin Sumner 0 1 1 0 0
25 Jonathan Danziger 0 2 2 2 0
51 Joseph Ponzetti 0 0 0 0 0
61 Tero Moberg 0 0 0 0 0

 

Other facts
Referee
Mike Vivlamore, Default LinesmanScorekeeper
Melissa Mumma