Playoffs: Squirrels 5, Mastodons 4

The Squirrels had a bye in the first round of the playoffs but had their work cut out for them against the Mastodons on Thursday, winning 5-4 but not without a struggle.

Mario Constantinou scored twice in the first period, but the Mastodons tied it up in the second period. Mike Bartock got the Squirrels the lead back and then with two seconds remaining in the second, Brent Machado scored a short-handed goal to give the Squirrels a 4-2 lead.

Tim Turk scored on a breakaway to give the Squirrels a 5-2 lead, but three penalties down the stretch gave the Mastodons hope, and two quick goals made the score 5-4.

With a two-man advantage in the last 36 seconds, the Mastodons pulled their goalie, making it a 6-on-3, but Machado’s penalty-killing preserved the victory.

The Squirrels will face 2intheBox in the championship game on Wednesday.

FINAL
  The Gardens IH – Logsdon      Thu, May 19, 2022 at 10:04pm
Screaming Squirrels 5 Mastodons 4

 

 Game Details
 Scoring Shots on Goal
1 2 3 Total
Screaming Squirrels 2 2 1 5
Mastodons 0 2 2 4
Screaming Squirrels 33
Mastodons 30

 

 Scoring Summary
Period 1
Screaming Squirrels – Mario Constantinou (unassisted) , 8:21
Screaming Squirrels – Mario Constantinou (Michael BartockVivek Pinto) , 10:15
Period 2
Mastodons – Philemon Powell (power play) (Steve GrenierBob Thorne) , 0:36
Mastodons – Nicholas Katsikas (Bob Thorne) , 1:56
Screaming Squirrels – Michael Bartock (unassisted) , 7:59
Screaming Squirrels – Brent Machado (short handed) (Michael BartockTimothy Turk) , 14:58
Period 3
Screaming Squirrels – Timothy Turk (Ben Avara) , 3:40
Mastodons – Steve Grenier (power play) (Kris Weinhold) , 7:52
Mastodons – Steve Grenier (unassisted) , 8:07

 

Penalties
Period 1
Mastodons – Nicholas Katsikas (Body Checking), 2 min , 2:05
Mastodons – Jason Bell (Tripping), 2 min , 4:01
Screaming Squirrels – Brent Machado (Hooking), 2 min , 5:01
Screaming Squirrels – David Chung (Hooking), 2 min , 14:31
Period 2
Screaming Squirrels – Ben Avara (Interference), 2 min , 3:21
Mastodons – Kris Weinhold (Roughing), 2 min , 4:59
Screaming Squirrels – Ben Avara (Tripping), 2 min , 9:43
Screaming Squirrels – Tero Moberg (Cross Checking), 2 min , 13:46
Period 3
Mastodons – Philemon Powell (Boarding), 2 min , 4:51
Mastodons – Philemon Powell (Boarding(Misconduct), 10 min , 4:51
Screaming Squirrels – Anthony Richelsen (Tripping), 2 min , 7:19
Mastodons – Jason Bell (Hooking), 2 min , 11:32
Screaming Squirrels – Michael Bartock (Body Checking), 2 min , 13:07
Screaming Squirrels – Anthony Richelsen (Cross Checking), 2 min , 14:24

 

Rosters
Screaming Squirrels Mastodons
Goalies
Name Min Shots Saves
33 David Tran 45 30 26
Name Min Shots Saves
29 Ryan Kelley 45 33 28
Players
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
2 Donald Marks 0 0 0 0 0
8 Michael Bartock 1 2 3 2 0
10 Brent Machado 1 0 1 2 0
12 Anthony Richelsen 0 0 0 4 0
17 Vivek Pinto 0 1 1 0 0
19 Benjamin Sumner 0 0 0 0 0
22 Mario Constantinou 2 0 2 0 0
23 Timothy Turk 1 1 2 0 1
24 David Chung 0 0 0 2 0
61 Tero Moberg 0 0 0 2 0
68 Ben Avara 0 1 1 4 0
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
19 Jason Bell 0 0 0 4 0
25 Steve Grenier 2 1 3 0 0
30 Philemon Powell 1 0 1 12 0
45 Kris Weinhold 0 1 1 2 0
55 John Heer 0 0 0 0 0
58 Bob Thorne 0 2 2 0 0
73 Matthew Savard 0 0 0 0 0
74 Nicholas Katsikas 1 0 1 2 0
77 Ross Usmani 0 0 0 0 0
82 Tim Edmonston 0 0 0 0 0
93 Bill Kelly 0 0 0 0 0

 

Other facts
Referee
Matt Bedics, Bruce BagleyScorekeeper
Melissa Kuyumjian