Roller: Lucky Goal Wins Game

A misplayed puck by the goaltender off of a face-off is a tough way to lose for anyone, and it happened to Silver Spring Thursday after holding the Squirrels to a 3-3 tie throughout most of the game.

The Squirrels took an early 2-0 lead, then fizzled. Even a four-minute power play turned into a problem as Silver Spring scored shorthanded, briefly taking the lead, before Don Marks tied the game with seconds dwindling with the man advantage.

The second period took a turn for the worse as the Squirrels took three penalties, including one overlapping, giving them little momentum. It wasn’t until late in the game when Rob Myers hit the puck on a face-off toward the net, and the sub goaltender, who hadn’t played in net in several years, let it in. The Squirrels added an empty net goal.

The best part? It puts the Squirrels in a tie for first place with the Jesters.

 The Gardens IH – Patrick      Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 8:26pm
Squirrels 5 Silver Spring 3

 

 Game Details
 Scoring Shots on Goal
1 2 Total
Squirrels 3 2 5
Silver Spring 3 0 3
Squirrels 33
Silver Spring 27

 

 Scoring Summary
Period 1
Squirrels – Mark Tessar (Eric Smith) , 0:26
Squirrels – Eric Smith (Benjamin Sumner) , 2:20
Silver Spring – Steven Razzaque (Steven Ricketson) , 4:58
Silver Spring – Chris Vandeweert (gary smithDavid Imbraguglio) , 6:34
Silver Spring – Steven Razzaque (short handed) (Daniel Rosenthal) , 14:11
Squirrels – Donald Marks (power play) (Jeff Ford) , 15:02
Period 2
Squirrels – Robert Myers (unassisted) , 15:09
Squirrels – Christopher Bedrossian (empty net) (unassisted) , 16:58

 

Penalties
Period 1
Silver Spring – Chris Vandeweert (Slashing), 2 min , 11:14
Silver Spring – Chris Vandeweert (Slashing), 2 min , 11:14
Period 2
Squirrels – Robert Myers (Holding), 2 min , 3:50
Squirrels – Mark Tessar (Hooking), 2 min , 6:47
Squirrels – Brian Iciek (Hooking), 2 min , 8:23

 

Rosters
Squirrels Silver Spring
Goalies
Name Min Shots Saves
38 Stuart Miller 34 27 24
Name Min Shots Saves
27 Wallie Ward 33 32 28
Players
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
2 Donald Marks 1 0 1 0 0
5 Jeff Ford 0 1 1 0 0
18 Robert Myers 1 0 1 2 1
19 Benjamin Sumner 0 1 1 0 0
25 Eric Smith 1 1 2 0 0
61 Mark Tessar 1 0 1 2 0
97 Brian Iciek 0 0 0 2 0
98 Steven Heger 0 0 0 0 0
99 Christopher Bedrossian 1 0 1 0 0
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
0 Gary Smith 0 1 1 0 0
7 Daniel Rosenthal 0 1 1 0 0
10 Charles Crawford 0 0 0 0 0
11 Chris Vandeweert 1 0 1 4 0
13 David Imbraguglio 0 1 1 0 0
18 Chris Schubert 0 0 0 0 0
24 Jonathan Imbraguglio 0 0 0 0 0
29 Steven Razzaque 2 0 2 0 0
34 Steven Ricketson 0 1 1 0 0
77 David Kraft 0 0 0 0 0

 

Other facts
Referee
Default Referee, , Chris Poisal, Hector RosarioScorekeeper
Priscilla Yau

Roller: Squirrels Lose Third in a Row

The Squirrels only lost three games all last season. This year, they’ve already lost three after Thursday’s 3-1 loss to Silver Spring. Luck played a factor as the Squirrels kept hitting posts, and having only two subs didn’t help, either.

  The Gardens IH – Patrick      Wed, May 30, 2012 at 7:29pm
Silver Spring 3 Squirrels 1

 

 Game Details
 Scoring Shots on Goal
1 2 Total
Silver Spring 1 2 3
Squirrels 0 1 1
Silver Spring 21
Squirrels 20

 

 Scoring Summary
Period 1
Silver Spring – Chris Vandeweert (David Kraft) , 0:30
Period 2
Squirrels – Brian Iciek (unassisted) , 2:07
Silver Spring – Jonathan Imbraguglio (unassisted) , 5:23
Silver Spring – Jonathan Imbraguglio (empty net) (unassisted) , 16:48

 

Penalties
Period 1
(no penalties)
Period 2
Squirrels – Robert Myers (Hooking), 2 min , 7:04
Silver Spring – Daniel Rosenthal (Hooking), 2 min , 9:02
Squirrels – Steven Heger (Interference), 2 min , 10:12
Silver Spring – Jeremy Woodhams (Tripping), 2 min , 14:09
Squirrels – Robert Myers (High Sticking), 2 min , 14:09

 

Rosters
Silver Spring Squirrels
Goalies
Name Min Shots Saves
9 Bill Coluzzi 34 20 19
Name Min Shots Saves
38 Stuart Miller 34 20 18
Players
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
1 Jason Flanagan 0 0 0 0 0
7 Daniel Rosenthal 0 0 0 2 0
14 Chris Vandeweert 1 0 1 0 0
18 Chris Schubert 0 0 0 0 0
24 Jonathan Imbraguglio 2 0 2 0 1
27 Wallie Ward 0 0 0 0 0
55 Jeremy Woodhams 0 0 0 2 0
77 David Kraft 0 1 1 0 0
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
2 Donald Marks 0 0 0 0 0
18 Robert Myers 0 0 0 4 0
19 Benjamin Sumner 0 0 0 0 0
25 Eric Smith 0 0 0 0 0
97 Brian Iciek 1 0 1 0 0
98 Steven Heger 0 0 0 2 0

 

Other facts
Referee
Default Referee, , Tom Latona, Gerry YoungScorekeeper
Jason Karbeling

 

 

Roller: Squirrels Burn Down Silver Spring

Each Squirrel recorded at least four points in a 15-5 route of Silver Spring on Thursday, the largest scoring output the Squirrels have ever had.

 

FINAL
The Gardens IH – Patrick      Thu, Jun 02, 2011 at 8:41 pm
Squirrels 15 Silver Spring 5

 

Game Details
Scoring Shots on Goal
1 2 Total
Squirrels 9 6 15
Silver Spring 4 1 5
Squirrels 51
Silver Spring 20

 

Scoring Summary
Period 1
SquirrelsSteven Heger (Brian Iciek) , 1:25
SquirrelsBrian Iciek (Eric Smith, Steven Heger) , 3:19
SquirrelsChi Pham (Brian Iciek) , 3:50
Silver SpringPatrick Otterson (unassisted) , 4:39
Silver SpringDavid Kraft (Patrick Otterson, Bill Coluzzi) , 5:10
SquirrelsMark Tessar (Donald Marks) , 6:27
Silver SpringCharles Crawford (unassisted) , 7:39
SquirrelsMark Tessar (Robert Myers, Chi Pham) , 8:50
SquirrelsBrian Iciek (Chi Pham, Donald Marks) , 10:11
Silver SpringDavid Kraft (Charles Crawford) , 12:50
SquirrelsSteven Heger (unassisted) , 14:45
SquirrelsBrian Iciek (Chi Pham) , 15:58
SquirrelsSteven Heger (Robert Myers, Mark Tessar) , 16:59
Period 2
Silver SpringDavid Kraft (Wallie Ward) , 2:52
SquirrelsDonald Marks (Robert Myers, Mark Tessar) , 6:16
SquirrelsDonald Marks (Brian Iciek, Eric Smith) , 6:46
SquirrelsBrian Iciek (Eric Smith) , 7:48
SquirrelsRobert Myers (power play) (Mark Tessar) , 9:54
SquirrelsEric Smith (Chi Pham, Mark Tessar) , 13:58
SquirrelsRobert Myers (Mark Tessar, Steven Heger) , 15:07

 

Penalties
Period 1
SquirrelsSteven Heger (Slashing), 2 min , 3:36
Silver SpringCharles Crawford (Slashing), 2 min , 3:36
Period 2
SquirrelsSteven Heger (Slashing), 2 min , 1:48
Silver SpringCharles Crawford (Slashing), 2 min , 1:48
Silver SpringCharles Crawford (Slashing), 2 min , 9:01
SquirrelsSteven Heger (Hooking), 2 min , 16:30

 

Rosters
Squirrels Silver Spring
Goalies
Name Min Shots Saves
38 Stuart Miller 34 20 15
Name Min Shots Saves
9 Bill Coluzzi 34 51 36
Players
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
2 Donald Marks 2 2 4 0 0
4 Chi Pham 1 4 5 0 0
18 Robert Myers 2 3 5 0 0
25 Eric Smith 1 3 4 0 0
61 Mark Tessar 2 5 7 0 0
97 Brian Iciek 4 3 7 0 1
98 Steven Heger 3 2 5 6 0
# Name G A PTS PIM GWG
00 Jason Townsend 0 0 0 0 0
0 John Stapleton 0 0 0 0 0
09 Jason Flanagan 0 0 0 0 0
10 Charles Crawford 1 1 2 6 0
21 Dan St John 0 0 0 0 0
27 Wallie Ward 0 1 1 0 0
55 Jeremy Woodhams 0 0 0 0 0
66 Patrick Otterson 1 1 2 0 0
77 David Kraft 3 0 3 0 0

 

Other facts
Referee
Default Referee, Keith Murphy, Hector Rosario

Scorekeeper
Jd Flanagan

Squirrels 4, Silver Spring 1

When the Squirrels barely beat Silver Spring last week, they attributed it to Silver Spring having only one substitute. On Thursday, Silver Spring had a full bench, yet the Squirrels skated away with a convincing 4-1 victory.

Kit Watson got the scoring started with a spin-o-rama backhand shot that trickled in at 12:30 of the first period. At 7:07, Desi Richelsen exited the penalty box, skated directly toward the net, got a pass from Don Marks and shot it in to put the Squirrels up 2-0 on the power play. Two minutes later, Rob Myers put the Squirrels up 3-0 on another power play. The Squirrels killed a brief two-man advantage for Silver Spring before one of its players got nailed with a two-minute penalty and a misconduct.

Midway through the second period, Watson scored on a half-rink slapshot to put the Squirrels up 4-0. At 5:47 of the second period, Silver Spring was called for tripping Ed Bager. Glad he got the call, Bager pumped his fist and said ôYes!ö The referee then called him for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, perhaps the most bizarre call the Squirrels have ever taken. Silver Spring broke Bob Sewell’s shutout bid on a power play with 1:35 remaining.

Silver Spring and the Squirrels each had 22 shots on net, 8 in the first period, 14 in the second. Sewell made 21 saves. The Squirrels played without Tony Richelsen, Matt Borlik, Chris Long, and Jeff Ford, who was serving a one-game suspension for his kneeing penalty in Wednesday’s game against Enigma.

The last game of the regular season is Tuesday, at 8:30 p.m. against Mors ab Alto. The Squirrels can still finish in third place with a victory, or if Enigma loses to the Bullhawks on Wednesday.

Squirrels 6, Silver Spring 4

The Squirrels got a gift Thursday against first-place Silver Spring by having to face only six of its players, including the goaltender. By the time the game was over, Silver Spring had little gas left in the tank and the Squirrels escaped with a 6-4 victory.

The win didn’t come easy, however, as Silver Spring went up 4-2 early in the second half before the Squirrels scored four in a row. Contributing to the difficulty were six minor penalties – two of which overlapped to give Silver Spring two-man advantages.

Silver Spring scored first at 15:31, but Rob Myers’ low slap shot from the top of the left circle tied the game a couple of minutes later. Silver Spring scored on its first two-man advantage at 11:25. About five minutes later, the Squirrels tied the game 2-2 as Jon Magi took a pass from Myers and wristed the puck into the net. Silver Spring scored its second power play goal with 35 seconds remaining in the period to go up 3-2 at the break.

Early in the second period, Silver Spring extended its lead to 4-2, but 30 seconds later, the comeback was on. Juan Canchasto collected Desi Richelsen’s pass and shot the puck in from an awkward angle to cut the score to 4-3. Midway through the period, Don Marks made a pretty move around a defender to tie the game at 4-4 while shorthanded. Kit Watson sunk a long slap shot through several players to put the Squirrels back on top with 4:44 to go. Less than a minute later, Ben Sumner and Jeff Ford argued over which one of them should take a left-side faceoff in the offensive zone. Sumner insisted that Ford take it, and he did, knocking down two players and scoring to put the Squirrels up 6-4 while on their only power play.

Silver Spring had the shot advantage, 28-26, including 17-12 in the first half. Bob Sewell made several great saves down the stretch for the Squirrels. Chi Pham played offense instead of his usual position at defense. Tony Richelsen, Chris Long, Ed Bager, Phil Van der Vossen missed the game for the Squirrels.

The next game is Wednesday, August 9, at 8:30 p.m. against Enigma. The Squirrels also will face Silver Spring again Thursday, August 10, at 7:30 p.m.