Missing more than half of their regulars, the Screaming Squirrels edged out the Laughing Skulls on Monday in their first game since moving up to Bronze 1.
The Skulls scored first, but Vivek Pinto answered on the very same shift,. Later in the period, Mario Constantinou sent a Hail Mary pass to Pinto, who cut through two defenseman to receive it and score on a breakaway. The Skulls scored again, however, and it was 2-2 after the first.
Bryan Chiang floated in a shot on a pass from Neil Shah at the beginning of the second period to give the Squirrels a 3-2 lead. While killing a penalty a few minutes later, Brent Machado floated in a shot into the left corner. The Skulls would cut the lead to 4-3 at the end of the second, however, but there would be no more scoring after that.
The Squirrels played with a sub goalie, while beating Skulls goalie Sarah Modzelewski, one of the better Bronze goalies.
|The Gardens IH – Patrick Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 10:09pm|
|Laughing Skulls Bronze 1 3||Screaming Squirrels 4|
|Scoring||Shots on Goal|
Laughing Skulls Bronze 1 21
Screaming Squirrels 23
|Laughing Skulls Bronze 1 – Isaac Zappe (Jeff Bell) , 3:45|
|Screaming Squirrels – Vivek Pinto (Brent Machado, Mario Constantinou) , 4:10|
|Screaming Squirrels – Vivek Pinto (Mario Constantinou) , 9:45|
|Laughing Skulls Bronze 1 – Michael Unruh (Michael Lembo, Nic Zamora) , 11:21|
|Screaming Squirrels – Bryan Chiang (Neil Shah) , 0:44|
|Screaming Squirrels – Brent Machado (short handed) (unassisted) , 4:46|
|Laughing Skulls Bronze 1 – Isaac Zappe (Nic Zamora) , 7:17|
|Screaming Squirrels – David Chung (Tripping), 2 min , 3:18|
|Laughing Skulls Bronze 1 – Matt Lassek (Tripping), 2 min , 8:40|
|Screaming Squirrels – Benjamin Sumner (Tripping), 2 min , 11:46|
|Laughing Skulls Bronze 1 – Steve Lipman (Unsportsmanlike Conduct(Misconduct), 10 min , 4:46|
|Laughing Skulls Bronze 1 – Michael Lembo (Holding), 2 min , 6:33|
|Screaming Squirrels – David Chung (Holding), 2 min , 6:33|
|Laughing Skulls Bronze 1||Screaming Squirrels|
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