The Squirrels couldn’t keep the puck out of their own net Tuesday, falling 8-5 to the previously winless Cruisers.
And even then, the game started as if it would be an entirely different game, as Mario Constantinou scored on a relatively simple shot only nine seconds into the game.
The Cruisers scored the next two, including one on a power play. Vivek Pinto tied it for the Squirrels but the Cruisers scored again, taking a 3-2 lead into the second period.
The Cruisers then extended their lead to 4-2 early in the second. Constantinou scored another shortly after an offensive-zone faceoff, but the Cruisers then struck again.
Pinto and Scott Kronzek then scored quick goals late in the second to tie the game.
The Squirrels couldn’t score any more but the score remained tied well into the third, but three goals in the last five minutes gave the Cruisers the win.
The Cruisers, who will be staying in Bronze 2A while the Squirrels move up to Bronze 1 due to their apparently awesome 4-2 record, had one player who scored five goals.
|The Gardens IH – Patrick Tue, May 28, 2019 at 8:43pm|
|Cruisers 8||Screaming Squirrels 5|
|Scoring||Shots on Goal|
Screaming Squirrels 13
|Screaming Squirrels – Mario Constantinou (scott Kronzek, David Chung) , 0:09|
|Cruisers – Todd Zoren (power play) (unassisted) , 3:59|
|Cruisers – Todd Zoren (Cooper Roache, Gregory Johnson) , 8:23|
|Screaming Squirrels – Vivek Pinto (scott Kronzek, Paul Luethy) , 11:15|
|Cruisers – Alex Peck (power play) (unassisted) , 12:40|
|Cruisers – Todd Zoren (Jeff Volante) , 1:21|
|Screaming Squirrels – Mario Constantinou (Benjamin Sumner, Dan Bartock) , 5:40|
|Cruisers – Cooper Roache (Eddie Roache) , 9:30|
|Screaming Squirrels – Vivek Pinto (Paul Luethy) , 14:22|
|Screaming Squirrels – Scott Kronzek (unassisted) , 14:53|
|Cruisers – Todd Zoren (Gregory Johnson, Dan Stewart) , 10:24|
|Cruisers – Todd Zoren (Eddie Roache, Cooper Roache) , 11:26|
|Cruisers – Alex Peck (Wayne Degen, Don Guthrie) , 13:32|
|Screaming Squirrels – David Chung (Hooking), 2 min , 3:18|
|Cruisers – Gregory Johnson (Hooking), 2 min , 5:53|
|Screaming Squirrels – Donald Marks (Interference), 2 min , 12:24|
|Screaming Squirrels – Donald Marks (Unsportsmanlike Conduct), 2 min , 12:46|
|Screaming Squirrels – David Chung (Tripping), 2 min , 5:02|
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