Anyone watching the Squirrels’ 4-2 win over the Chupacabras Wednesday would have wondered what exactly was on the back of goaltender Bob Sewell’s helmet. A rat? No, it was a stuffed squirrel, strapped on. And the Squirrels would like to think their furry mascot gave them the advantage as they beat the Chupacabras for the fifth time in a row.
The Chupacabras struck first, however, at 9:38 of the first period. Rob Myers tied it with a slap shot on the power play a few minutes later.
With time running down on a two-man advantage, Jeff Ford gave the Squirrels the lead early in the second period. Ford scored again shortly after on a perfect centering pass from Rob Myers. With about two minutes remaining, Chris Wautel got broke loose while killing a penalty and put the Squirrels up 4-1. The Chupacabras got a power play goal 13 seconds later, but the score stood.
The Squirrels played without Don Marks, Wade Marks, and Phil Van der Vossen. Sewell made 27 saves in net, as the Squirrels put up 35. The next game is Tuesday, May 8, at 8:30 p.m. against Washington Whale.
|The Gardens IH – Logsdon Wed, May 02, 2007 at 8:00pm|
|Chupacabras 2||Screaming Squirrels Inline 4|
|Scoring||Shots on Goal|
Screaming Squirrels Inline 34
|Screaming Squirrels Inline – Rob Myers (Tony Richelson) , 6:30|
|Chupacabras – Mike Barnes (Paul McComas) , 9:38|
|Chupacabras – Robert Clifton (Pat Burns) , 1:58|
|Screaming Squirrels Inline – Chris Wautel (unassisted) , 2:11|
|Screaming Squirrels Inline – Jeffrey Ford (Rob Myers, Benjamin Sumner) , 12:45|
|Screaming Squirrels Inline – Jeffrey Ford (Benjamin Sumner, Jon Magi) , 15:18|
|Chupacabras – Kyle Smith (Cross Checking), 2 min , 0:03|
|Chupacabras – Mike Barnes (Hooking), 2 min , 0:03|
|Screaming Squirrels Inline – Desmond Richelsen (Tripping), 2 min , 4:07|
|Chupacabras – Ralph Camardo (Unsportsmanlike Conduct), 2 min , 6:51|
|Screaming Squirrels Inline – Tony Richelson (Too Many Men), 2 min , 14:34|
|Chupacabras – Pat Burns (Roughing), 2 min , 15:54|
|Screaming Squirrels Inline – Desmond Richelsen (Cross Checking), 2 min , 1:48|
|Screaming Squirrels Inline – Desmond Richelsen (Cross Checking), 2 min , 3:17|
|Screaming Squirrels Inline – Jeffrey Ford (Roughing), 2 min , 5:00|
|Chupacabras – Ralph Camardo (Boarding), 2 min , 6:51|
|Screaming Squirrels Inline – Tony Richelson (Boarding), 2 min , 9:30|
|Chupacabras||Screaming Squirrels Inline|
Bruce Bagley, , Default Linesman, Default Linesman