Hockey - JV
|Date:||December 5, 2018|
The Pride traveled to Salisbury Wednesday looking to make a statement after a disappointing loss to Gunnery. A statement they made - while it took time for the boys to make it.
The Pride came out on fire lighting the lamp at 13:42 of the opening frame, as Nick Grande converted on a nice marker after a sweet helper from Rory McLaughlin. The Pride continued the pressure, which enabled freshman defensemen Jai Emmanuel to crank a shelfer from down low after a nice pinch, as Grande set him up nicely. The Pride looked solid heading into the final part of the period until they took three penalties. The PK killed off all but one, as the other team scored at 2:42 to make it 2-1 Pride. Shots 14-8 Pride.
The second period saw the momentum shift, as undisciplined play by the Pride, and interesting referee work saw the Pride down for most of the frame. Salisbury, being talented, took advantage an extended a 3-2 lead to conclude the frame. Shots S 20 - TP 19 after the second period. Score 3-2 Salisbury.
With no ice cut between the second and third periods, the coaches had little time for inspiration, and little time was needed. Would we like to drive home with a second loss? No was the answer.
The Pride allowed a PP goal early in the frame to give the Sarum a 4-2 lead but then settled. Griffin Moore scored at 12:41 to bring the Pride back to life. From that point, CK Giancola and company took over. CK scored on a 4-4 to even the game with 7:22 remaining. The Pride continued this momentum and worked to earn the winning goal.
CK willed the game-winning goal with a full ice rush and deke on the other team's goalie with 2:42 to give the Pride a 5-4 lead. The depleted, yet stoudt defense helped kill the clock to secure the victory.
The boys did a great job killing the clock for the victory. Jacob Provost stopped 24-28 shots for the victory and received the game puck.
The win evened the Pride record at 1-1 and will help the boys prepare to host Avon this Saturday.