Despite having a strong season, the Squirrels let too many things get to them Thursday, resulting in a 4-2 loss in the first round of the playoffs to fifth-seeded Heineken Light
An unusually long layoff, a No. 4 seed while only being one point out of a tie for first, a short bench, and a lack of energy did them in.
The Squirrels did get on the board first as Don Marks found Tony Richelsen in front of the net for a first-period power play goal. Heineken struck back, and then again in the second period to take a 2-1 lead as the Squirrels found themselves drifting around the ice.
The third period got off to a horrible start as Heineken scored only 11 seconds into the period, then again after taking advantage of a long shift by the Squirrels. Tony cut the lead to 4-2 with plenty of time remaining in the game, but the Squirrels couldn’t muster any more offense.
The Squirrels are now setting their sights on the Winter season.
|The Gardens IH – Patrick Thu, Sep 01, 2011 at 7:53pm|
|Squirrels 2||Heineken Light 4|
|Scoring||Shots on Goal|
Heineken Light 26
|Screaming Squirrels – Anthony Richelsen (power play) (Donald Marks) , 10:48|
|Heineken Light – Drake Deming (Dan Minger) , 13:45|
|Heineken Light – Patrick Devine (power play) (unassisted) , 3:53|
|Heineken Light – Patrick Devine (Jaime Hyun) , 0:11|
|Heineken Light – Ed Degeyter (Patrick Devine, Matt Jenkins) , 7:12|
|Screaming Squirrels – Anthony Richelsen (Desmond Richelsen) , 9:39|
|Screaming Squirrels – Desmond Richelsen (Roughing), 2 min , 6:42|
|Heineken Light – Matt Lewis (Holding), 2 min , 6:42|
|Heineken Light – Dan Minger (High Sticking), 2 min , 10:15|
|Screaming Squirrels – Robert Valdes (Interference), 2 min , 1:57|
|Screaming Squirrels – Doug Winters (Hooking), 2 min , 10:23|
|Heineken Light – Patrick Devine (Elbowing), 2 min , 10:57|
|Heineken Light – Dan Mauer (Slashing), 2 min , 14:00|
|Screaming Squirrels||Heineken Light|
Default Referee, Peter Bower, Keith RaygorScorekeeper