The Squirrels and Invincibles played quite the game on Friday, with the Squirrels pulling ahead and barely retaining the lead for a 7-6 win.
After missing a year due to injury, Tony Richelsen was back in the lineup, scoring the first goal f the game, on a short-handed breakaway. As that same penalty expired, Brent Machado came out of the box and got a pass from Ben Sumner, scoring on yet another breakaway. Both goals were in the top right corner.
The Invincibles then scored twice quickly to tie the game at 2-2 going into the second period.
The teams traded goals in the second – Machado had his second, and they were tied at 3-3 going into the third.
The Invincibles made a bizarre move early in the third. On a shift where they were clearly being dominated by the Squirrels, a whistle couldn’t given them a line change. They didn’t, and then Mario Constantinou deflected in a shot to put the Squirrels up 4-3.
Then, the Squirrels got yet another break as Dave Chung exited the penalty box and got a pass for a breakaway, putting the Squirrels up 5-3. The Invincibles would answer on the next shift, and Machado finished his hat-trick shortly after that. Then the Invincibles scored, then Scott Kronzek gave them a 7-5 lead. The Invincibles would score once more, but for some reason didn’t pull their goalie in the final minute, and the Squirrels kept their 7-6 lead.
Dave Tran played in net for the Squirrels.
|The Gardens IH – Patrick Fri, Oct 04, 2019 at 11:40pm|
|The INVINCIBLES 6||Screaming Squirrels 7|
|Scoring||Shots on Goal|
The INVINCIBLES 42
Screaming Squirrels 33
|Screaming Squirrels – Anthony Richelsen (short handed) (unassisted) , 11:00|
|Screaming Squirrels – Brent Machado (Benjamin Sumner) , 12:20|
|The INVINCIBLES – Duncan Munroe (Mike Fedele) , 12:43|
|The INVINCIBLES – Benjamin Drake (Brendan Howanski) , 13:53|
|Screaming Squirrels – Brent Machado (David Chung) , 0:34|
|The INVINCIBLES – Michael Zybrick (Thomas Kriner) , 3:03|
|Screaming Squirrels – Mario Constantinou (Donald Marks) , 2:06|
|Screaming Squirrels – David Chung (Anthony Richelsen) , 4:36|
|The INVINCIBLES – Michael Zybrick (Mike Fedele, Lance Munroe) , 4:54|
|Screaming Squirrels – Brent Machado (Anthony Richelsen, David Chung) , 5:28|
|The INVINCIBLES – Brendan Howanski (unassisted) , 6:57|
|Screaming Squirrels – Scott Kronzek (Anthony Richelsen) , 8:33|
|The INVINCIBLES – Benjamin Drake (Michael Zybrick) , 11:16|
|Screaming Squirrels – Brent Machado (Tripping), 2 min , 10:11|
|The INVINCIBLES – Lance Munroe (Kneeing), 2 min , 0:57|
|Screaming Squirrels – David Chung (Hooking), 2 min , 6:45|
|Screaming Squirrels – David Chung (Tripping), 2 min , 2:26|
|The INVINCIBLES – Dennis Austin (Roughing), 2 min , 9:10|
|The INVINCIBLES||Screaming Squirrels|
Mike Caldarella, Paul ForretteScorekeeper