The Squirrels fell to the Piranhas in the Finals on Thursday, this time 4-2, after a couple of bad breaks. The Squirrels took a 1-0 lead, then in the course of eight seconds in the final minute of the first, gave up two goals. The Squirrels, however, scored with just two seconds remaining in the first period to tie it up. In the second period, the Squirrels were on the verge of retaking the lead, missed by inches, only for the Piranhas’ ringer (four points) to rush the length of the ice and score unassisted. They added another goal in the third.
The Squirrels are now gearing up for the winter season in a few weeks.
The Gardens IH – Resor Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 9:23pm
The Screaming Squirrels advanced to their second consecutive championship game Tuesday with a 4-3 victory against the fourth-seeded Renegades in a shootout.
The Squirrels took a 3-1 lead after two periods behind Tom Fischer’s hattrick (two on the power play), but a late two-man advantage gave the Renegades a fighting chance before they tied the game up with 15 seconds remaining.
The teams skated to a scoreless overtime before the shootout, when Tony Richelsen and Mark Tessar scored, and Nabil Allaoua made four saves to seal the win.
The Squirrels will play on Thursday at 9:20 on Resor against the Piranhas, who beat Fat Daddy in overtime, 4-3. This is the second consecutive season the teams will face each other for the championship.
The Gardens IH – Logsdon Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 8:27pm