Facing Division 4b rivals the Cobras on Sunday, the Screaming Squirrels couldn’t get much offense generated, fell 4-2, and dropped into third place in the standings. The Squirrels got on the board in the second period when Matt Borlik connected with Greg Wenograd for a shorthanded goal. However, the Cobras scored on that power play – a double minor – and once more later in the second period to go up 4-1. Midway through the third period, Wade Marks put in a rebound shot by Desmond Richelson, and the score stood at 4-2.
The Squirrels skated without Jon Magi, Sergio Balatan, Chris Long and Joe Wu, who missed his first game back from a three-month injury because of a delayed flight. The next game is Sunday, Feb. 20, 9:15 p.m. at the Wheaton outdoor rink against the Green Hornets, who the Ã´less-talented rodentsÃ¶ beat earlier this season, 4-2.